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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence
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have on that case? and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it be called? that's where you come in. >> we have some mystery. this is dan brown, after all. using the #danbrowntoday, tweet us your guess. you can also do this on facebook, by the way. logon to for details. as these messages come in, we'll put the image outside on our plaza. it will begin to appear, kind of like puzzle pieces. by the time the appointed time arrives, we will be able to reveal the title of his new book in full on that monitor you see right there. again, the hash tag to use
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#danbrowntoday. go over that one more time for me. >> i know, a little complicated. fine print. lance armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. anne thompson has the story. good morning, anne. >> good morning, matt. the decision was made on his own, motivated by many things, the need he felt to address the doping allegations, the concern for his foundation and his desire to compete. lance armstrong's apology tour started at live strong headquarters, the cancer foundation built on his stunning seven tour de france wins, symbolized by yellow wrist bands worn around the world, then image tainted as he was painted as a doper and the mastermind behind the scandal. live strong officials said it was heartfelt and sincere.
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the initial step in coming clean about performance-enhancing drug use that armstrong denied for years. >> absolutely not. never. >> not once? >> not once. >> reporter: denials made in a multitude of interviews and a deposition. >> how many times do i have to say it? >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. >> it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs, then incidents like that could never have happened. how clear is that? >> reporter: in a recent conversation, nbc news learned armstrong said, quote, it was just the way the game was played at the time and so it was a level playing field. the next stop, an interview taped monday with oprah winfrey. >> he's not talking to a grand jury. he's not talking to a press conference. he's choosing who to talk to. he's got to do something. pr wise, he's got to start some place and this is the logical place to start. >> reporter: oprah placed on twitter just wrapped with
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armstrong, more than 2 1/2 hours. he came ready. nbc news has learned from a person familiar with the situation that armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. people who know armstrong say it fits the pattern. >> you would be tempted to say lance armstrong has been motivated by one thing over the years, and that is lance armstrong. what does he want out of this? that would be he wants to compete. >> retired from cycling, armstrong competed in triathlons until he was banned for life last year by the u.s. anti-doping agency. this morning it is not clear that any of this will help armstrong achieve that goal of returning to sanctioned races. matt? >> anne thompson, thank you so much. mike lupica is a columnist for "the new york daily news." good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> we are understanding he's
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admitting to doping during his career. i think the reaction is going to be, wow, you can knock me over with a feather. what do you think? >> it's like the line in "casablanca." i'm shocked to discover gambling is going on in this establishment. in the man who shot liberty valance, when the legend becomes fact, print the legend. people fell in love with the legend. they liked that story better than the reality. most reasonable people think, matt, this is like an announcement saying the ocean is deep. >> i spoke to a former cyclist who knows lance armstrong very well last night. he said he's worried about this, that armstrong will go on, cry and be very emotional and because he's very good in front of the camera, people are going to buy this. and this guy told me this is only about lance armstrong and it doesn't come from the heart. how do you feel? >> i believe he's completely insincere except for this. he is starting to repair his own brand. and people have overlooked the real story here.
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the lives that had to be destroyed to keep the lie going. matt, to me this is like some giant athletic ponzi scheme that went on and on and built and built. and betsy andrea, attacked by him along with her husband, frankie, road with him for the united states postal service. she said if he wasn't coming clean, people would think we were still the crackpots. >> many of them dragged forward because they were forced to come forward because of investigations and when they came clean and said no, lance doped, he dragged them through the mud. he accused them of lying or being some kind of money-hungry conspiracy group. what does he say to these people now? >> he will go to them and apologize. lance, once again, thinks he's in control of this narrative. he also acts like he thinks he has something we want. we have 1,000 pages of documents about this guy. so it's not like he's going to reveal any big secrets here.
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but i will tell you this about lance armstrong. and it's the lie built and built and built and built. people were unable to look at what a bully this guy is. and now that he's caught, he's like one of those wall street guys and we're supposed to feel bad for him. this isn't about performance-enhancing drugs and how many other guys in the race were doing it. this was about a gigantic lie that went on for 15 years. >> real quickly, this concept that he can come forward and say everyone was doing it, so it was a level playing field, does he get away with that? >> no! because the worldwide lie on lance armstrong was i'm clean and everybody else is dirty. so how does -- in all ways, how does he put that back in the bottle now? >> and is the sport still dirty? in other words this is about a system that turned a blind eye to this for its own benefit for years and years. is that system still in place? >> the cyclists are always trying to stay ahead of the testers, okay? but the idea that he's now the whistleblower, he reminds me of one of those mob rats, lance
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"the bull" armstrong. >> mike, good to have you here. let's go to savannah. >> matt, thanks. what are the legal implications for lance armstrong? lisa bloom is an attorney. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> not all of them were in agreement about stepping forward and confessing, as nbc news has reported. first thing is first. most seriously, what potential criminal exposure does he have? federal prosecutors dropped the case against him. could they revisit it now? >> they certainly could. he hasn't been tried and absolved of anything. they could come forward with criminal charges or civil lawsuits. >> this may come down to money. there's some reports he is worth up to $100 million. what are the potential civil implications for him? for one thing, the federal government has a whistleblower suit against him. >> brought by floyd landis,
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who armstrong and his people have called a liar, potential defamation charges, potential charges for defrauding sponsors like the u.s. postal service and others. and there's a british paper that armstrong sued when that paper called him a doper. he got a half million dollar judgment. they will want that money back along with attorneys' fees and interest. >> could they try to pull back, claw back that money now? >> absolutely. i'm sure his contracts all had a moral clause and specific clause banning the use of illegal drugs and providing for the money to be returned. they would have to sue him for that. do they want to do that? do they want that pr battle? this could keep lawyers in business for many, many years. i'm sure all of his attorneys were against it. legally, confession is a bad thing to do. morally, it's a fabulous thing to do. >> i was going to ask you real quickly whether you would have advised him to talk, but i think we got your answer. lisa bloom in los angeles for us. thank you. >> thank you.
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>> now here is matt. savannah, thank you. now to washington where president obama is reviewing the recommendations from vice president joe biden and his task force on curbing gun violence. the president has signaled he is ready for a fight on that issue and much more. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and political director. hi, chuck. >> reporter: good morning. this morning the president will unveil his gun proposals he would like to see passed. the realities of the tough politics of getting it through congress continue to hang in the air with even the president himself expressing some frustration that he realizes he won't get everything he wants. >> if there's a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: one month after the newtown school shooting, president obama is set to unveil new gun policy proposals this week based on the work of vice president joe biden's task force. at a news conference monday, the president offered a preview. >> we have to have stronger background checks that we can do
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a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to acknowledge the political challenges ahead. >> will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. i'm confident there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: meanwhile in newtown monday, a poignant reminder of the sandy hook tragedy. >> it's been one month since i lost my loved one. >> reporter: the sandy hook promise, pushing for a national dialogue about guns in america to make sure what happened in newtown doesn't happen again. >> this is a promise to truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. >> reporter: even as official washington gets ready for the president's inauguration next week, the political climate heading into the second term
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feels a lot like it has at the end of the first, as the president battles with house republicans over the nation's credit card limit otherwise known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. >> reporter: the president deflected a question about whether he would try to raise the debt limit without congress. are you considering a plan b? if not, why not? >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. there are no magic tricks here. >> reporter: the president, though, was pessimistic when it comes to the idea of whether there's going to be a government shutdown. he acknowledged that house republicans may have the votes to do that. that's a fight he's hoping to have separate from the debt
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limit, matt. the question is whether he can actually make that happen with house republicans. >> chuck todd in washington on this. thanks, as always. natalie morales is over at the news desk with a check of the day's top stories. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. good morning, everyone. new information on the death of screen legend natalie wood and just why the coroner changed her death certificate 30 years later. kristen dahlgren has the latest now from los angeles. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. woods' death was first ruled accidental drowning. it's now listed as undetermined. the new coroner's report lays out why officials made the change. natalie wood's death off the coast of catalina island in november 1981 has always left questions. a newly released ten-page addendum to the coroner's report offers some answers. at least about bruises left on the actress' body.
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bruises, lack of head trauma or facial bruising support bruising having occurred prior to entry in the water. defense attorney mark geragos calls the findings significant. >> the question is, was that caused by a fall or was it caused by somebody who administered a blow to her? >> reporter: how wood went overboard is still a mystery. the coroner writes he is unable to exclude unplanned entry. investigators reopened the case more than a year ago. around the same time the captain on board the boat that night claimed in a tell-all book he witnessed a drunken fight involving wood, actor christopher walken, and woods' husband, robert wagner. >> was the fight between natalie wood and her husband, robert wagner, ultimately what led to her death? >> yes. >> reporter: wagner and walken say she slipped and fell and drowned. l.a. officials say neither are suspects in her death. >> it's still open and it's
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still ongoing. our job is to find out what the determining factor is, if that's possible. >> reporter: robert wagner's reps say he has no comment at this point. at this point we didn't hear back from reps for christopher walken, natalie. >> kristin dahlgren, thank you so much. former president george h.w. bush is now recouping at home after being released from a houston hospital on monday. he had been hospitalized for more than a month in a string of health issues that landed him in intensive care. his condition is improving, doctors say, and he shouldn't need any special medication now that he's howe home. a mystery announcement today from facebook. facebook sent out the enigmatic invitati invitation, allowing bloggers and journalists to, quote, come see what we're building. rumors that they will unveil a new smart phone, mark zuckerberg has denied that in the past. ongoing bid to rival google.
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and a world record smashed at 220 miles per hour. showing off their newest camera, go-pro sent 138 people sky diving all at once. the group formed a snowflake formation as they shattered the vertical sky diving world record. unbelievable. really cool video. 7:17 right now. back over to matt and savannah. >> i smell a "today" show -- that is cool. >> have you ever jumped out of a plane? >> no. i would like to do it. >> no, and i'm not available that day. whatever day that is, i'm washing my hands. >> come on. let's try it. natalie, thanks. mr. roker is on the road this morning. he took off from los angeles and landed in chicago. i hope on purpose, al. good morning. >> reporter: all kinds of nice folks here courtesy of our friends at wmaq here in chicago. i was at the bookstore last night and saw a good buddy, mike leonard. i was signing books for "never going back." boy, i'll tell you, we have a
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mix of icy, wintry weather stretching from the south into the northeast. take a look. you can see on the radar snow back through dallas. snow is going to be developing all the way on up into new york and boston before this is over. we have ice storm warnings, winter weather advisories, flash flood watches stretching into the northeast. it is going to be a mess. we're looking at all this making its way up into the northeast later today. could be looking at anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow just to the north of new york city on into boston. we'll have your local forecast coming up. first, this message. could you hold on a second? it's your money. roll over your old 401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidelity investments. turn here.
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good tuesday morning to you. time is 7:19. backup at the bay bridge. we'll get to mike's report in just a moment. temperatures right now running very cold. we'll finish out the day in the mid 50s. 56 degrees inland. 55 degrees at the coast. tomorrow we climb even more so and then we'll hit mid to upper 60s friday into saturday. hope you have a fantastic tuesday. stay warm out there. >> announcer: come on, let's go skydiving, savannah. it will be fun. come on. team skydive. >> team, no. >> yeah. they want to see that. come on. >> you all can skydive. i'll watch from the ground. al, thanks so much. is apple losing some of its cool? stock prices have been falling for months. now there's reports that the company is planning to build fewer iphones. tom costello has more on this
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story. tom, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. by many standards, apple is a world leader. it is the world's most valuable tech company if you've been invested in their stock the last few years, you made some money. it is also a leader in innovation, but the competition is very tough and there's a perception out there that perhaps things are slowing a bit. is it possible that the coolest brand on the planet with its cool stores and cool products -- >> the bigger screen goes from here to here. >> reporter: is starting to lose some cool? one of its biggest competitors certainly wants customers to believe it. >> samsung. >> next thing, man. >> reporter: turns out wall street is also wondering about apple. apple stock now at $502, has dropped $200 since september. it came after "the wall street journal" reported that apple cut orders for parts on its iphone 5 because of weaker than expected
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demand. >> we look at it as a bit of a letdown, obviously. it's not great that this has happened. we thought this device would be the biggest seller. >> reporter: apple is declining to comment ahead of its earnings due out in ten days. it was just 15 months ago the founder and ceo steve jobs died but apple's current ceo, tim cook, was defiantly confident in a recent interview with nbc's brian williams. >> don't bet against us, brian. don't bet against us. we are constantly innovating, we are constantly looking around the corner. we constantly want to make the world's best products. >> reporter: it is a very tough field. ask blackberry. the shelf life for anything tech cool is about three to six months and globally samsung is expected to sell more smart phones this year than apple. cnbc's tech reporter john forte. >> i would say samsung is achieving a level of cool they hadn't had before.
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whether they're able to steal apple's thunder remains to be seen. >> reporter: apple versus the android system. >> apple was just a lot easier to use for me. >> i have a samsung galaxy ii. i love it. >> i'm more on the google side of things. >> apple holds a lot of cache with me. >> reporter: cache and cool, when it comes to gadgets, two very important factors. you hear it over again. innovation, innovation. that's how apple stayed on top. savannah, back over to you. >> tom costello, thank you so much. we told you earlier on in the show that we're going to reveal dan brown's new thriller. we are starting to get a lot of tweets and comments and the board is filling up very quickly. by the end of the show, that board will contain the title of this new thriller. if there's anything like his former thrillers a lot of us will be buying it. >> a lot of symbolism again. coming up, a basketball star
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comes to the rescue of a student in a wheelchair during a wild on-court victory celebration. we'll talk to them and hear how
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coming up, in the wake of the school shooting in connecticut, the overwhelming response we're seeing from people all across the country. >> we have a rare interview with justice sonia sotomayor. she's written a very personal memoir and talks to us about it, right after a check of yore local news. when i'm the one coo, i'm the one calculating the points. i can microwave things. local news. we still get to go local news. out. we're just so much smarter about it. we can keep each other in check. going, "okay, i see you." we've lost about 110 pounds together. it helped our love life. happy wife, happy life, right? right. [ jennifer ] weight watchers online. the power of weight watchers completely online. join for free today.
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good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. a social media mystery will soon are solved later this morning. facebook addressing the hype in unveiling something it is "building." the social network holding a press conference at its headquarters in menlo park. tech experts expect it could be a search function similar to google. there have been rumors google is working on its own smartphone but reports say that's unlikely what's being unveiled today. a san francisco lawmaker planning to introduce legislation to name san francisco international airport after harvey milk. if the amendment goes through, sfo would be the very first airport in the country named after an openly gay person.
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campos says they could vote on that amendment as early as the end of this month. very cold outside. christina loren, you have good news for us. >> that news is it's not going get any colder than where we are right now. we have a nice rebound ahead. san jose has clouds moving in. changing weather just ahead. 30 degrees right now in livermore. 26 in gilroy. 28 degrees in napa. throughout the lunch hour you'll see your temperatures climb to just as warm as it was in the heat of the day yesterday. upper 40s and low 50s as you break for lunch. then we'll round out the day in the mid to upper 50s. 58 degrees in santa cruz. noticeable difference in san francisco. 56 degrees there. we keep on climbing through the weekend. let's check your drive with mike. >> being tuesday we have a heavy traffic load here at the bay bridge toll plaza. let me take you to the maps. it's not just at the toll plaza we have a problem. east shore freeway west 80 coming toward san pablo we do have a car fire blocking your
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slow lane. four people including three children are over on the shoulder. it sounds like everybody got out of the vehicle. good news. that vehicle fully engulfed in flames and distraction off carquinez bridge. more slowing out of hercules down toward the scene. slow for south 880 from an accident in hayward. a crash scene there all of the way down into fremont. back to you. >> we're back in one half hour with another local update. hope to see you then.
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for the first time since the 1988-89 season. pandemonium on the floor here. they're going crazy. >> and the crowd goes wild, but did you see what happened there in that circle when nc state beat rival duke this weekend? duke rated number one. that young fan in the wheelchair was knocked out of that chair and nearly trampled by the crowd until a star player on the team saw what was happening and came to his rescue. we'll meet them both, coming up in just a minute. that is a lucky young man. meanwhile, i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie. we'll also have an interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. the influence of nancy drew and perry mason on her legal career and her thoughts of having it all. it's rare to get to talk to a supreme court justice. she was very candid and down to
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earth. we look forward to bringing you that. >> i look forward to it as well. it's also rare that you get to talk to chelsea clinton. we'll do that in a few minutes about something she is working on and also about her mom's recent health scare. we are trying to unlock the title of dan brown's new book. remember the hash tag is #danbrowntoday. savannah and the giant frog. ha, ha, very funny. 50 shades of robert langdon. that has a ring to it. and the mona lisa murders. very good. >> keep them coming. let's begin this half hour with teachers around the country flocking to gun training classes. of course, in the wake of the tragic shooting at the sandy hook elementary school. janet shamlian is in katy, texas, with more on that. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: we're here at tactical firearms. this is the time to come if you
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want to learn or target practice. on the weekends, the wait to get in here can be up to an hour and a half now. during that time in some of these lanes, you are going to find teachers who are, themselves, looking to learn. >> how many of you are teachers and staff of school districts? that's what i figured. >> reporter: the concealed handgun training classes offered in waco, texas, by johnny price, are usually full. never have the seats been filled by so many teachers. >> you all are the first line of defense for stuff like columbine and what happened in connecticut. >> reporter: price has been waiving the $85 fee for educators since the sandy hook tragedy. and the response has been overwhelming. >> we've had over 300. today adds up closer to 400 now. it kind of grew faster and quicker than i ever dreamed it would grow.
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>> you're not moving this hand. >> reporter: learning the abcs of pulling the trigger. she's a high school english teacher who also believes she must also know the language of safety. >> i think it's important for me to get prepared in case i ever do have to defend myself or my students. >> you're going to grab it, grip it and then rip it. >> reporter: across the country, classes like this have been fact packed with teachers looking to learn. some have no interest in carrying a gun in the classroom. however, many believe arming a few would make all less of a target. >> it should be something that's not publicized. kind of like an air marshal. somebody is there, but you don't know who it is. >> reporter: yet the idea of putting a weapon like this in the same room as a child has some parents outraged. >> i don't agree with it at all as far as -- i mean, there's enough violence so that -- i think it's showing the kids that violence is okay. >> put your palm against t. >> reporter: for jennifer
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hutchison, who has been thinking about taking this class for three years, it was time, she says, to stop thinking and start doing. >> after the connecticut shooting and all the other shootings that have happened at schools, it's definite ly a fea and a struggle every day. >> reporter: and that is the mind-set of some teachers who are now fearful in their very own classrooms. as states and individual school districts grapple how to deal with this, the governor says they will now pay for gun training for all their teachers. there's more to come on this. >> yes, there is. janet shamlian in katy, texas, thank you very much. let's go out to chicago and get another check of the weather from al. hey, al. >> savannah, thank you so much. illinois spina bifida association. a lot of folks advocating biking, even in the winter. very nice. like that. let's take you, show you what you've got for this half hour as far as our weather is concerned.
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we are talking about afternoon temperatures that are brutally cold around the great lakes. also in the rockies and central plains with temperatures anywhere 20 to 30 degrees below normal. above normal as you get into the southeast, here is what we've got. icy conditions stretching from mississippi all the way on up into parts of kentucky and tennessee. wet weather on the midatlantic states. look for snow showers in the plains. we'll have air pollution advisories in the pacific northwest. that's what's going 7:35 on a tuesday morning. just a beautiful sunrise to show you over the bay bridge this morning. gorgeous conditions to look at. it's chilly outside. look at your temperatures. 30 in livermore. 37 in san francisco. and 35 degrees this morning in oakland. 32 for sunnyvale and right at freezing even in santa cruz. a freeze warning in place until 9:00 a.m. highs are going to be more comfortable today climbing by five degrees. 55 degrees at the coast. hope you have a great day.
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don't forget, check that weather any time you need to by going to weather channel on cable or savannah? >> al, thank you. sonia sotomayor is the third woman to sit on the supreme court and the first hispanic. i recently met up with justice sotomayor to learn about the woman behind the robe. >> i wrote this book right after my nomination because i wanted to hold on to the real sonia. >> the real sonia traces her earliest footsteps on the streets of the bronx. >> this was a bustling, bustling area jam packed with people. >> reporter: at age 8, dgd with jouv nile diabetes and her mother, selena, left to raise two young children after sotomayor's father died following a long battle with
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alcohol. >> do you think you were fully aware of the struggles he was having with alcohol? >> even as a child, i asked if you really love me, why can't you stop? i never asked him that question, because i knew the answer. he can't. he couldn't. >> you've spoken so warmly of your mother, who i know you adore. but as a child we learn in the book you didn't always have that close relationship and at one point i think you used the word neglect. >> neglect was the right word. i barely saw my mother. and the mom i saw was often angry and unhappy. the mother i grew up with is not the mother i know now. it's not the mother she became after my father died. >> so help me god. >> and that's been the greatest prize of my life. because in watching my mother grow and develop herself, i grew and developed myself.
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>> here from the church she once attended with her aunt to the library where she voraciously gobbled up books -- >> i read anything and everything i could get my hands on. >> reporter: she was cultivating a love of the law from two unlikely legal influences. >> nancy drew and perry mason. >> in one episode after the guilty party confessed, perry turned to the judge. >> we will have order. >> and at that moment, i realized that the most important person in that room was the judge. and i wanted to be that person. >> you wanted to be the most important person in the room? >> everybody has a little ego. >> that self assurance and work ethic took her to princeton, yale law school and the hallowed halls of justice. >> weren't these intimidating situations? >> oh, gosh, i was filled with
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fear. when you come from a background like mine where you're entering worlds that are so different than your own, you have to be afraid. >> do you still have that fear? >> oh, yes. oh, yes. you should have seen me the first year on the supreme court. >> is the supreme court the kind of place where a person like you could come in and acknowledge to the other justices, this is kind of intimidating? >> no. you don't announce it at a conference. no. you do your job, okay? >> that job requires sotomayor to render decisions on the hot button issues of the day from gay marriage to affirmative action. outside of the court, sotomayor has embraced her public profile as a chance to influence young kids. >> we're here to tell you about a word career. >> reporter: she regrets never having children of her own.
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do you think if you had chosen a different course in your personal life you would be supreme court justice? >> i don't know. but i knew that i wanted to be an independent woman with my own career and successful in whatever i chose to do. could i have that and have had children? many women do. can you have it all every minute of the day? no. >> divorced since 1983 from her high school sweetheart, today she spends what little free time she has staying fit, watching her beloved yankees and even salsa dancing. your mom fell in love again late in life. >> she most certainly did. >> do you ever wonder if that might happen for you? >> all the time. >> where do you take a supreme court justice on a date? >> i don't have any idea yet. to have a romance, you have to have time. i'm a justice. i've written a book. the guy is going to have to wait until i'm a little bit freer. >> i wonder what, if anything, you're ambitious for now. >> i haven't finished growing
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yet. i'm young at heart. i'm young in spirit. and i'm still adventurous. >> that, she is. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. her memoir is called "my beloved world." still ahead, a live interview with chelsea clinton. but up next, the star basketball player comes to the rescue of a classmate who stormed the court in his wheelchair to celebrate and then was knocked over. we'll have their story, right after this. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes?
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back now at 7:45. there was a big upset in college basketball over the weekend as north carolina state beat top-ranked duke. >> that's right. after the final buzzer, the wolfpack fans rushed the court, including senior will privette in his wheelchair. take a look closely. you can see him getting knocked over and swallowed up by that crowd. thankfully, star player c.j. leslie saw what was happening, pushed aside the fans and saved will from getting trampled. will and c.j. are with us now. guys, good morning. will, how are you feeling? >> good morning. i'm tired. >> you're a little tired? >> 72 hours has been crazy. >> will, you called this, i'm quoting you here, the dumbest thing you've ever done. when i saw this footage, do you know what i was thinking? who is the person pushing you to that spot where you -- i would have been yelling, turn left,
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turn left! >> that was my idea. that's our student body president, andy walsh and i told him that i want to do it, so we did it. >> well, c.j., we'll turn to you. we want to do this story in order. will, first of all, tell us how it -- when you realize d you wee in trouble. you pushed in there. it's supposed to be pandemonium, but then you got knocked over. >> yeah. as soon as i got there, i think our freshman shooter was knocked into me and knocked me on the floor and my phone went flying out of my hand and my glasses flew out of my face. naturally i tried to get my phone back before i worried about myself. >> what was it like at the bottom of that pack? how worried were you? >> i felt a lot of shoes. that's all i can say. i thought this is not going to end well at all. >> c.j., this is when you come in and you save the day. what did you see? did you recognize right away
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this is potentially a real serious situation? >> well, i didn't see him get thrown to the i was kind of celebrating myself. i was lucky enough i looked down and he was there and he was like covering up his face, i was like, oh, wow, i have to save him. something came over me. i was like, you have to do something about this, so i pushed everybody back. the crowd was very cooperative. i saw him and i picked him up and at first i thought he would be traumatized and maybe want to get back in his chair. i was originally going to put him back in his chair. when he got in my arms, he started cheering and i started cheering with him. it was like a good three or four minutes he was in my arms and we started cheering together, like we cheer for at least about three or four minutes. after that, i had to put him down because my arm was getting a little tired. >> this is one of those situations that could have ended
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firefighters say an early morning fire near the carquinez bridge is suspicious. that fire started on an abandoned pier in crockett in a building that's at least 100 years old. you can see the flames here. crews say they had to bring out a boat to fight this fire from the water to keep that burning material from floating out into it. the firefighters say the fire again is suspicious because the building is abandoned and if they can't find any obvious sources here, they'll have to continue to search for what caused it. nobody, we're happy to report, was injured but a nearby sugar refinery which stretches over that water was warned of a potential fire hazard. let's look outside and get that tuesday forecast and say good morning to christina loren. >> good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. isn't this spectacular? more and more cloud cover which is a good sign that it won't be as frigid to start tomorrow morning. right now it is still very cold. you're at 25 degrees now in gilroy. you hit 23 yesterday. a gradual warmup there. 30 degrees in livermore. 34 in san mateo. we'll keep the freeze warning in place until 9:00 a.m. should be able to expire on time
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after 9:00. we'll start to climb and by five degrees warmer than yesterday's highs. 54 in livermore. 57 in san jose. a comfortable 58 degrees later on in santa cruz. looking for the 60s. thursday into friday. upper 60s on the way as we get into the weekend. great weekend for outdoor plans. it's rush hour. mike is busy. what are you tracking? >> look at this live shot. south 880 past the truck scales looking good right now for a tuesday. the reason is the map shows you folks are held up just before you get there. a crash at dakota which just moved to the shoulder. that's south 880 approaching the dumbarton bridge. that has folks tied up there. as it clears lanes, folks are heading south into the area. expect slowing into milpitas. back to you. >> thank you very much. we're back in one half hour. hope to see you then. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 15th of january, 2013. fans of the da vinci code have been up and tweeting their faces off and starting to fill out the mystery we have. tweeting their faces and fingers off, filling in the big board there. when we have reached a sufficient number of tweets and facebook messages, that screen will be filled out and we will know the answer to the title of the dan brown. >> five seconds after them it will self destruct, smoke pouring out of the screen. >> i thought you were going to say sell out. we'll check in with natalie in a
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moment. we have kim and kourtney here. things are going on in their lives. you might check in. a tough issue for millions of parents. how do you deal with or help one of your children when your children are dealing with weight issues? we'll talk to a mom who ignited a firestorm when she opened up in a vogue essay about the diet she put her then 7-year-old daughter on. she will talk about that more. she's written a book on it. >> and we will catch up with former first daughter and our colleague chelsea clinton and talking about her role in president obama's inauguration. she has an important cause to tell us about as well. >> let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a check of the headlines. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning, everyone. damaging new details are emerging from lance armstrong's long-awaited interview with oprah winfrey. armstrong confessed 20 using
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performance-enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. he was stripped of seven tour de france titles last year. he had consistently denied doping allegations. the armstrong oprah interview airs thursday. president obama is will formally unveil a package of gun proposals this week based on the recommendations of vice president biden's task force. on monday, the president spoke about stronger background checks, restrictions on high capacity ammunition clips and meaningful ban on assault weapons. there's a new political crisis brewing this morning in pakistan. a key u.s. al lie in the war on terror. the top court ordered the rest of the country's prime minister in a corruption case. however, an adviser said any attempt to arrest the prime minister would be unconstitutional. coca-cola is raising eyebrows with a new ad that takes on the complex challenge of obesity.
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they said weight gain is the result of consuming too many calories of any kind and highlights lower calorie drinks. a consumer advocacy group says if coca-cola is serious about helping reduce obesity it will stop soda taxes. good morning, mary. >> good morning to you, natalie. wall street is bracing for earnings season which begins in ernest this week. among the companies reporting six dow components. among those reporting a number of nation's big banks. ben bernanke adding his voice to the debate over the debt ceiling. he thinks congress should raise it. it doesn't mean the government will spend any more money, merely that it will pay the bills it's already incurred. >> all right. mary thompson of the new york stock exchange, thanks. for a look at what is trending, what has you talking online. go fish. less is more for this angler who
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doesn't bother with any fancy gear. >> oh, my gosh! oh! >> ouch. well, of course that big tarpon might think it was the one who scored the catch of the day. tommy lee jones cranky expression has gone viral. and a picture comparing him to grumpy cat, who must be thinking, finally, someone gets me. stumping the kitty is not so easy not with kiddo the cat who has mastered the shell game. one, two, three, four. okay. oh, so smart. >> smart kitty.
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the clever cat was abandoned by two different owners before finding his forever home. it is 8:05. let's go back out to al with a check of the weather in chicago. got it right a couple of times there. >> yeah. i've got to tell you, natalie, we have to take that cat down to times square. we could make some money with three card monty. >> bring it on. fantastic. >> we have the chicago auto show. and you're doing it for charity. >> for charity. a lot of other charities locally for the auto show this year. it's a great cause. >> all right. thanks for coming down. nice butterflies. let's see what we have for you. our pick city of the day, chicago. yeah. sunny, cold, 59. our good friends at wmaq nbc 5 in chicago. all right. here we go on the satellite. we have a lot of wet weather stretching from the northeast all the way down into texas where we're looking at an icy mix there. clouds in the pacific northwest.
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plenty of sunshine down through southern california, much of california and the pacific northwest. we are looking at chilly conditions through the southwest. 33 in denver today. windy around the great lakes. that rain stretches up into the northeast later tonight, turns into an icy mix and snow. ice stretching from arkansas all the way up into southern sub freezing temperatures expected to continue for one more hour. this is a live look at san jose. we have plenty of high clouds making for filtered sunshine today and warmer day ahead. 57 in los gatos. we keep on climbing like a ladder. all the way through the end of the week into the weekend. 68 degrees by saturday. and temperatures are going to be comfortable for outdoor plans. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much
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>> thank you. >> kim, anything new? >> nothing new. >> no? >> nothing too exciting. >> we want to congratulate you on your pregnancy news. >> thank you. >> is it sinking in or does it still kind of feel shocking? >> i think until i really start seeing like a belly, it won't really sink in. i -- yeah. it's just like a weird realization. but i think until you really start seeing the physical changes, you know, every day is different. >> i know k aanye is the one who announced this at a concert in december. >> yeah. >> was that preplanned or did he just kind of blurt it out? were you surprised? >> he says what he feels. once you're past the three-month mark, you're pretty safe. he just kind of goes off what he feels and he was feeling it that night, i guess. >> are you due in springtime, summer? >> i'm due in july. >> july, okay. great. kourtney, what do you think of all this? you're a mom of two, just had a little baby, penelope.
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>> they'll be exactly a year apart. >> yeah, penelope is in july. >> i'm excited for kim and kanye and to have cousins, most importantly, for my kids. >> are you watching more closely now, giving her some pointers? >> she does, but i also said like for me being around anyo anyone's kids when i was pregnant is not good. like you need to -- >> why? >> you need to wait till it's your own. you're not going to feel the same. >> it cracked me up in a couple of episodes we see for your show that's come iing up, you say to kourtney, having kids has made you really boring or something to that effect. >> yeah. >> you know, she just is -- there's different kinds of moms and she's like -- now has these new mom groups and has these different friends that just have tons of kids. her life, obviously, revolves around her kids and that's how it should be. but i can't really understand
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that until it happens to me. >> i can't wait till you're knocking on my door saying invite me to music class. >> she said in the old days, and maybe we should try this -- >> i did not. >> yes, you did. >> -- say we should try this. >> all the kids, like one sitter should babysit all the kids so i can go out or vice versa and whichever sister is babysitting should breastfeed all the kids that are there. >> okay. >> i said that's what they did back in the day. i didn't say let's try this. she said does that not freak you out? i said, no, it doesn't. >> well, good luck with that. i'm sure it will all be filmed as part of the reality show. >> i don't know about that. >> speaking of your show, i want to play a clip where you talk and some of these issues. let's take a look. >> i'm obviously still going through a divorce. the dumbest part is that he won't sign the divorce papers. >> it's something that should be over and done with. unfortunately it's not that easy. >> how does this not like -- i'm
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annoyed about it. >> irritate you to your core? >> i've taken it to a level where i'm like, i can't stress about this. the judge said we will be divorced in 2013. >> so that raises the issue because, in fact, you are still married to kris humphries. you talk about it on the show. what is going on with that? what do you think his motivations are for not signing your divorce papers? >> i can't really speak for anyone else. it's a process. you know, it's just -- it's a process, you know. it's happening, hopefully. >> and we're in 2013. >> yeah. >> so you're hopeful? >> i'm trying. >> you want to move on with your life. would you like to get married to kanye? >> you know, it's something that we talk about, but i think it's just, right now, focusing on the baby and i think what i've learned in life is i was always such a planner and i always set out to think your life is going to be a certain way. and the best surprises just
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happen when you don't plan. sometimes i think i overplan. and i'm just so content with how things are right now and how life is. and we're so happy. hopefully, you know, we definitely want that in the future. but i don't think -- i'm not in a rush. >> i hear you saying that maybe the baby was a surprise. >> it was, you know, just a happy -- i think you'll see in the show, you know -- i know khloe has been very open about her fertility issues. i was always kind of quiet about mine. and i have, you know, similar issues. and so it was a pleasant surprise when so many doctors were telling me, you know, one thing and then the opposite happened. and that's just like an exciting moment. you can't plan for things like that. so i think it's such a blessing, knowing my circumstances, that you guys will kind of all find out about. so as much as i would like to be in a perfect world where i was, you know, divorced -- you can't
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plan for any of that. >> i know kourtney is willing to let you practice babysitting, right? any time you need to. >> not the kind of babysitting she really wants me to do, but -- >> it's great to see both of you. we're happy for you. congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll see you both soon we hope. i know you'll be back with kathie lee and hoda in a few minutes. you can catch "kourtney and kim take miami" coming up on our sister station e! coming up, would you put your 7-year-old on a diet? we'll talk to a mom taking heat for doing just that. ♪ just add water. the everyday collection.
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doctors, even people who struggled with weight as a child, it's a difficult topic to tackle. >> i would know how many were left, how many i could have without appearing to be pigging out. >> adam whitefield knows all too well the complexities of being an overweight child. >> i absorbed that maybe the way i looked wasn't the way that i should look. >> in her blog she wrote i wouldn't have been better off if i had basically been bullied into losing weight but i would have been better off if i learned ways of coping with stress that didn't center around food. >> when you're always thinking about food and you're 7 years old and aren't thinking about regulating yourself, you may develop a weight problem, which is what happened to me. >> an issue touching families across the country, more than 23 million teens and children across the u.s. are overweight or obese. >> the fact that we're so silent on the issue is also contributing to the problem. in fact, the study showed that parents would rather talk to kids about sex, drugs or
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anything other than weight. >> but that may be changing. for the first time, nbc's weight loss reality show, "the biggest loser," is featuring young teens who are overweight. and last spring manhattan mom dara-lynn weiss detailed a strict diet she put her 7-year-old daughter on. she wrote it is grating to have someone constantly complain of being hungry. she stopped letting her daughter enjoying pizza fridays when she omitted having corn. when bea has engaged in a heated public debate. >> when a child's weight is compromising their health, a parent is going to go into action but we need to be very careful with what we say and what we do.
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we don't want a child to look at food as the enemy. >> dara-lynn weiss is with us now. her book is called "the heavy:a mother, a daughter, a diet" dara-lynn has decided not to share photos of her. her name is not bea, but we'll call her bea. she's 9. how is she doing? >> fan tatastically well. she has maintained a healthy weight, really made positive changes in how she approaches this issue. >> she has gained weight appropriately because she's gotten bigger now. >> exactly. after spending a year trying to lose weight to have a year where it was healthy to gain weight. >> has she been made aware of the controversy surrounding your article? does she know about the criticism you faced? >> we told both our children that people have written articles in response to my arm, disagreeing with it. we knew kind of the reality of our situation and the love and respect that we had as a family and that other people had
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comments, but that we didn't agree with their take. >> the disagreement came in a lot of different areas. >> you had y uh-huh. >> one of the areas seemed to be the public manner. people would offer your daughter food and instead of saying let it happen there and go home and talk to your daughter about why she shouldn't have taken that cake or cookies, you did it right there in front of a lot of people and a lot of parents said, no, no, no. that's not the way you parent. how do you answer that? >> i totally understand that point of view. i want to say i didn't come to this situation saying we're just going to fleece this at every moment in every public situation. as a parent of an obese child you become aware of how frequently they're presented with challenges and at 7 they can't necessarily be responsible for responding appropriately. i found that in the intervening years, i don't have to intervene as much, because she has learned. >> so you think those very public discussions left a mark and now she doesn't put herself in those public situations now? >> i think we -- the public
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discussions, you can sort of interpret them as you want. every parent saying, hey, don't eat that. you're allergic to that. every parent is controlling their children's diet to some extent. i wanted to be able to do that as well and not be exempt from that. >> a lot of the other questions focused on you. >> right. >> wait a second, she's so concerned about her daughter at 7. what are her own feelings toward food? what's her own history? here is what you write in the book. though the rest of my family had a seemingly healthy relationship with food i was constantly battling weight gain and asking my mother to lock up the peanut butter and the box of entemann's. whether i weighed in at 105 pounds or 145 pounds hardly mattered. i hated how my body looked and devoted an inordinate amount of time to trying to change it. and a lot of parents said she has the issue, maybe not even her daughter. >> i absolutely acknowledge my issues. and i think a lot of women share them. i would say the majority of women have some nervous relationship to food and some
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dissatisfaction with their body. at the same time these women are moms and they have to figure out how to teach their children to eat well and to love their bodies when they're healthy and to help them when they're not healthy. and it was an extremely intimidating hurdle for me personally to know that i kind of came to this issue with this baggage. and it kept me from intervening for many more years than was probably appropriate, because i was so afraid that i was going to bring my own issues to bear on bea. >> it's a fascinating subject. i think a lot of people are going to want to read this book. thank you so much. >> thank you so much, matt. >> we're back after this.
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good tuesday morning to you. 8:26 right now. today, law enforcement agencies are buying back guns all over marin county. they will pay $200 for semiautomatic gun s as long as they're still working. nevada police department, st. andrew's church, san rafael police department and the point reyes sheriff substation. at each location, you can drop off guns between 11:00 this morning and 8:00 tonight. check that morning commute now with mike. how we looking? >> working at northbound up past the coliseum. both directions, an earlier
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crash on the southbound that has just cleared. the northbound side looks jammed, so does westbound. south of there in the opposite direction is the problem toward hayward. another crash moving to the shoulder and still slam jam. >> thank you very much. we'll have another local news update in about half an hour. enjoy your tuesday morning. ♪
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tuesday morning, 15th day of january, 2013, as we say hi to some nice people gathered on the plaza on a breezy day here in the northeast. thanks to them for stopping by. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and natalie morales. here in this hour, chelsea clinton will join us, and the role she's playing in president obama's second inaugural. i know something she would like you to get involved in. she'll talk to us about that and she'll also talk to us about her
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mom's health and some other things when she joins us. did you notice mark wahlberg had an interesting date? >> date? i don't know that you want to call it a date. >> i'm just trying to do the tease here. >> somebody on the red carpet. >> he is here now. we'll talk to him about that. also he has a new project we want to talk to him about, russell crowe movie. hoda kotb is up early this morning. >> love hoda. love her. >> yeah. we're standing in front of our weather wall. it's filling in. soon we hope to be able to reveal the title of dan brown's new thriller. if you keep it coming, we'll fill it up and give you that title. use the #danbrown today to fill the screen. by the way, how big is the release of a dan brown thriller? he is ranked, his books, as the most read books in the world, up
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there with books like the bible. >> the bible? wow! >> every tweet is a dot on that board. some people are starting to talk about florence. ey think they can make out that there. >> someone on twitter or facebook has correctly guessed the title of the book. maybe dan brown himself. >> inside information there. >> before we get to this mystery, let's check in with al roker in chicago this morning. good morning again. >> thanks so much. we have friends here from the chicago polar plunge, to benefit special olympics chicago. we even have a polar bear. only eaten three people here. that worked out pretty well. let's see what we've got for you as far as today is concerned. snow showers in the northern plains. we've got a winter weather advisory stretching in to dallas, morning snow. plenty of sunshine in the southwest. but it's still awfully chilly.
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rain in the midatlantic states. tomorrow we expect to see more heavy rain along the midatlantic, southeastern atlantic coast. new york, pennsylvania, into upstate new york and new england, frigid conditions in the northern plains. sunny, but continued cool in the southwest into southern california and plenty of sunshine, cold weather makes its way into the northwest. that's what's going on 8:33 on a tuesday morning. still cold enough for frost out there this morning. give yourself some extra time to warm up your vehicle. the good news is we're going to be about 3 to 5 degrees normal. and 56 in san francisco. right on track with our seasonal averages. by tomorrow, we're going to climb to the 60s popping up and into the weekend, temperatures warm up even more. hope you have o fantastic tuesday.
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>> and that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. coming up next, chelsea clinton talks about her new role with president obama's inauguration and some other things. we'll check in with her in a few moments. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:26. president obama will kick off his inauguration weekend saturday with a national day of service. volunteer events will be held in all 50 states and the obamas and bidens will attend a service fair on the national mall featuring 100 volunteer organizations. nbc's special correspondent chelsea clinton is the honorary chair of that event. chelsea, nice to see you. good morning. >> nice to see you, matt. good morning. >> i know michelle obama said back in 2009 at the first inaugural, the national service day was her favorite part of the entire event. i also know she and her husband, and the bidens and you would like to grow that event. how do you go about doing it?
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>> oh, we're so excited. we have events in every state. we have more than 2,000 different events. there will be more than 50,000 volunteer opportunities for people to take advantage of. and on the mall alone, as you mentioned, there will be more than 100 organizations participating in seven different events in what we believe to be the largest service event ever taking place in our nation's capital. >> i was looking, the world giving index shows the united states among the top ten countries with the most generous citizens. americans are committing more and more of their time, their energy and their money to serving others. do you think this is something that crosses all generations? in other words, are people your age and even younger getting involve involved as much as perhaps some older americans are? >> oh, absolutely. you know, all of the studies show that younger americans, the so-called millennials are actually more engaged than older generation.
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it appears we're becoming even more generous as we move into the 21st century, particularly in donating our time, which is one of the reasons why i'm so enthusiastic about the national day of service on saturday not only being our largest national day of service ever but hopefully a renewed commitment to service in our country. >> i love it in my kids' school they talk about it, in schools across the country. what can parents do, in your opinion, to set a better example for children in this area? >> well, matt, i think what you were just talking about, encouraging our schools, our faith communities, our community centers to make opportunities available to children so that children grow up thinking of service as just part of what it means to be a good person, part of what it means to be an american citizen. i'm incredibly grateful my parents, when i was younger, took me to soup kitchens, let me pick out the books that we would donate to the church library. for me it was always just part of being a kid, being part of my
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family and being part of my community and an american. i hope that parents like you will do that on saturday and throughout the rest of the year. >> let me ask you about your mom's recent kind of series of health scares, including that blood clot inside of her head. how is she feeling, chelsea? >> oh, she's doing great, matt. i am incredibly grateful to the tremendous care that she received and so profoundly grateful that she is strong, vibrant as ever and will be back to full health very soon. >> do you worry at all that there is a long term -- not physical impact of this, but that people will view her divenly, especially if she chooses to pursue another run for president in 2016? >> oh, gosh. well, matt, i am so grateful she is as vibrant as she ever has been. i'm sure you've seen the footage of her at the state department. she is exuding the energy, the vibrancy and certainly the
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mental acuity that she always has. i am so grateful that she is not only fine, but healthy and vibrant and strong. and, god willing, will be for the next 65 years of her life. >> wish her our best, chelsea. >> thank you, matt. i will. >> i want to mention to people watching to find a service event in your area head to our website, hoda on how to transform your life in the wake of some big challenges. and keep your tweets coming to reveal the title of dan brown's book.
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back now at 8:42. have you ever wished you could look into the future and see how things turn out? hoda's search for individuals who faced their biggest fears and challenges to find out how they fared years later. she tells their stories in a new
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book called "ten years later," six people who faced adversity and changed their lives. >> when i look at you, i think of ellen yesterday. i'm having a flashback. >> don't think of that. >> you were genius. game-changing moments in life from an illness, to a job loss to individuals who faced really hard-to-deal-with tragedies. i tracked them down a decade later to see how they survived. and, in most cases, thrived. take a look. during tough times, have you ever wished you could fast forward through your life and just maybe that view of the future would give you hope? well, many people deal with sorrow and loss but also dream of a brighter tomorrow. like amy barnes. more than a decade ago, at almost 500 pounds, this mother of two battled low self esteem and felt trapped in an abusive relationship. how would she break away and finally lose the weight? or ron clifford, who on
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september 11th escorted a burned woman to safety after the towers were hit, only later to discover that his own sister and niece were passengers on united flight 175 which hit the world trade center on that tragic day. how would he find peace to move on with his life? and lindsay beck, fought two battles with cancer only to learn that the life-saving chemotherapy treating her would probably leave her infertile. how would she conquer cancer while holding on to the hope of having children in the future? ten years later, the endings to the stories may not only surprise you, but inspire you as well. and do you ever wonder yourself during a difficult time, where will i be in ten years? hopefully, these amazing individuals will give you a glimpse at what is possible. >> so, hoda -- >> hi. >> miss author. >> hello.
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>> what made you want to write a book like this? who is it for? >> i think if anyone has ever been in the weeds, and we all have, you get a terrible phone call and something bad happens. how am i going to make it for the next ten minutes? you can't even fathom the next ten years. i thought let me get someone who has been through what we're about to go through, let them read the tea leaves for us so we can edit ahead. this is aye tracked down six people. >> was there a moment for you where you know that you were really in the thick of -- >> yeah. >> -- the challenge and wished you had that perspective ten years later? >> i had two things. when i was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago, i was terrified. all i wanted was for someone to show me this is the road out. it's a hard road but this is the road out. and a long time ago i was applying for jobs and i got rejected everywhere i went, 28 news directors who told me no until one guy told me yes. i was at a fork in the road and i could have gone east or west.
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and that's why i get to sit here with you. >> amy barnes, wow! she went through everything. and she's almost unrecognizable now from the image we see there. >> she weighed almost 500 pounds. we found her from a joy fit member. she was abused and, like a lot of women, overweight, abused, could see no way out. she had one of these aha moments. her son saw her when she was beaten, bloody, wiped the blood away from her face and said mom i want you to look pretty again. her story will astonish you. she came out on the other end. look at her. >> amazing. >> hello! she's a new you and started a whole new career. >> she looks mazing and it sounds like she's doing really well on the inside, too. >> unbelievable, this one. >> talk to me about roxane quinby. >> you lose three waitressing jobs, you're a single mom. everything is driving apart. you run into a stranger on the roadside with a scruffy beard, selling honey in a jar and you say to him, can i help you
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package that and sell it better? she helps him package it, they start making candles. she goes back to this man's hives and looks up and there's a big sign that says burt's bees. she started burt's bees from a roadside sign. >> it was not as if that was the obvious path for her. >> it took a lot of guts. it's about keeping your eyes open when your life's about to change. sometimes we miss our magic moment, don't we? our head is down. we're scared. this is about eyes wide open. if you've ever been through a hard time in your life or you have a friend who has been through something difficult, this book is one of those books that will help. >> hoda kotb, we know that you do your television show every day just a little bit buzzed, but -- >> that's -- >> i know you write sober. >> we are on hiatus. we have not been drinking for 22
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days and i can't wait till it's over. >> how is it going? >> not great. mark wahlberg on his new movie and his big night at the golden
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back now at 8:49, two-time oscar nominee, mark wahlberg who
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plays a new york city police officer and takes on a job with a mayor who soon finds himself at odds with him. >> you're a good man. i'll give you that, you have it all work ed out. >> that's why the people keep electing me, billy. i simply get the job done. >> all this is for the city? >> everything i do is for this great city. i chose you because i own you. >> we'll get to that. mark wahlberg, good to see you. good morning. >> good to see you. >> just flew in from the golden globes. saw you across the room. have fun? >> it's always fun to be there. very exciting night. i'm involved in both film and television. when you get everybody together it's a good time. >> you were there as a producer of "boardwalk empire." confusing me now. one of the things that jumped out to me as i was reading the interviews, you like this character, billy taggert, because he reminds you of some
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of the great characters in the movies you used to see with your dad like china town. why those? >> they're all underdog characters, guys i can relate to. they all have to redeem themselves in some sort of way and they're all kind of forced to deal with that moral dilemma. and i just love those characters. >> i also -- i can add french connection in there. >> of course. >> death wish and some of those great movies. >> best movie i ever saw in a theater was hard times with my dad. >> did you go see movies a lot together? >> he loved movies. i was introduced to edward g. robinson. i was never really attracted to the matinee idols. i liked the guy's guys, steve mcqueen. >> i look at the title "broken city." yet when you meet billy taggert in this movie he is a broken guy. >> definitely broken. there was a huge miscarriage of justice. he decided to take the law into his own hands. he is dealing with that dilemma and he knows the possibility that he may lose his own freedom
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but he still needs to go after. >> that's why it made me think of "death wish," charles bronson movies. you workd with russell crowe, as we saw in the clip. you started shooting before he actually joined the production. some were wondering what it was going to be like to work with russell crowe. did you know him at all? >> we met in passing. we met at a film festival. i was there for "boogie nights." there were a lot of excitement about those two particular films. we saw hello. we hadn't worked together. he is a powerful guy and does such a great job of playing the mayor. we needed somebody with his kind of stature, to be charismatic. >> you said something about him. it made me think. we tried to outdo each other as characters but not as actors. we had some really great duels. crowe just came in and nailed it. it's nice to see someone who was prepared. it was like, oh, some people do care. >> yeah. >> that's a great compliment to russell crowe.
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it makes me wonder have you had experiences where actors come in and phone it in? >> they learn their lines as they go along. >> who does that in a movie with you? >> i wouldn't want to drop a name. it would be a big problem. but i tell you, i've worked with people who literally try to block the scene around places to try to hide their side, smaller version of the scene we're doing that. take a peak, go over here, do this, do that. you're paid, most people, very handsomely to show up. be prepared. russell and i had a lot of dialogue. first thing we did was a five-page scene. director said you want to rehearse, talk about it? we both said no. let's go. put the cameras in the direction and let us do our thing. >> that concept of trying to outdo each other as characters and yet knowing where to draw the line and not saying can you top this as an actor? >> absolutely. i've seen where people are trying to service themselves as opposed to servicing the scene, which will service the movie as a whole. as a producer i'm more concerned
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about the movies ay awhole. tlas a lot of great character actors out there who don't get the part and so they feel like this is a chance to show people -- >> remind them how great i am? >> but it ultimately hurts the movie. one of the biggest compliments i ever got was from warren beatty who said maybe you'll be the youngest ever to get the falberg award. when we were doing "the fighter" it was always about the movie. let other people shine and let everybody look good. >> that's nwhy you're not only good actor but good producer. >> you look in shape, buddy. >> i feel like i'm in shape. >> i have to send you my mark products. >> technically i'm not allowed to accept free things, mark, but call my assistant. we're happen to say that dan brown fans have responded in a big way in the call to action. facebooking us and tweeting us.
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if we could get a drum roll, without further adieu, we could reveal the title of dan brun's new book. it is inferno. >> that's right. >> it will be out may 14th. his sixth novel. as you may guess, it centers on the classic -- remember from high school, dante's inferno? >> that's right. >> although i studied dante's inferno in high school, it wasn't until recently while researching in florence that i came to appreciate the enduring influence of dante's work on the modern world. with this new novel i am excited to take readers into a journey deep into this mysterious realm, a landscape of codes, symbols and more than a few secret passage ways. >> a good time will be had by all. coming up, is it okay to pierce your baby's ear? something we'll talk about in take three.
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we're back after checking your local news and weather. good tuesday morning. the pilot of a tanker ship changed course last minute before hitting a tower of the bay bridge. the bay news group reports the move was risky and placed the ship through a tough turn. fog, a faulty beacon and dangerous currents contributed. let's check the first. how we looking? >> it's so cold out there. good morning to you at home. grab that coat, but you might be
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"today" on a tuesday morning. it is the 15th day of january, 2013. don't you feel a little chill in the air? >> yeah. >> it almost feels like l.a. just kidding. we are happy to see you. we had a great crowd outside. it is a little chilly here but we can't complain about the weather. >> you did a lot of complaining about the weather yesterday. >> i know. >> whine iing, whining, whining >> willie, it was really cold. >> enough! >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside natalie morales and willie geist. coming up, admission from lance armstrong after years of denial. admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with oprah. what does it mean for him? small changes that will make a big difference while you're
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dieting. ellie krueger, from eggs to egg substitute to last-minute healthy meals if you're not in the mood to cook, savannah. fresh start to your home this year, celebrity expert colin cowley has some ideas whether you want a spa bathroom or organized office space. take three, savannah, while you were out in l.a., you paid a visit to ellen. >> yes. >> apparently she made you come face to face with your worst nightmare. >> yeah. >> check this out. >> no, no, no! honest to god, it's real. no, please. please, no! god, no! no, i'm serious. >> that's not acting. >> oh, no. >> you hate a frog. >> that is -- it's just total terror. >> where does that come from,
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the frog thing? >> i don't know. maybe from arizona and we had these colorado river toads that used to come out after a big rain. i don't know. >> were you traumatized by one as a child? >> i don't know. it's totally deep seated. she had this frog incident where i was totally terrified. i still didn't understand how i have this profound fear of frogs. it's real. i was sweating. i didn't even care that i was on television when she put that slimy thing on me, i was out of that chair as fast as -- >> but it wasn't real. >> she didn't know, though. >> her producer was so cute and very proud. we got it from like a movie set. so it was slimy and heavy. >> just like the real thing? >> yes. >> just didn't croak. >> you apparently also have a fear of your alarm clock. >> not going off. >> as you told ellen. >> i set three alarms. i even name my alarms. there's early, ridiculously early, which is 3:00 am and then
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the 4:00 am i call slacker. >> so you literally will turn one off and wait for the other one to go on? >> i have this iphone. you can set them all. it's a wonderful device. >> i know. but couldn't you just get up once instead of setting three? >> what if it didn't go off? what if that happened? >> then the other two wouldn't go off either if it's on one device. >> now i'm not going to sleep tonight. >> she makes a good point. >> i know. >> you're putting all your eggs in the iphone basket. it makes no sense. >> totally outwitted. truth is, i set my blackberry phone alarm. >> don't you have a regular alarm clock? >> that's so two decades ago. >> how many do you have? >> one. >> really? >> it goes off and i get up. my husband is always amazed. i do not press snooze. >> that's interesting. >> never fails. >> a lot of times i leave it out, it goes off and maybe i hit snooze. then i go in the shower and it comes back on and my poor wife has to get up and go across the
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room. >> i've done that, too. >> only one alarm? you're a courageous woman, natalie morales. >> i am, i am. one day i'm going to get a panic call from the control room, where are you? take one, a story everybody is talking about today. lance speaking out, giving that interview to oprah winfrey yesterday that airs tomorrow on the own network. oprah was on another network this morning, talking a little bit, debriefing about the interview. she said it was very difficult, she was surprised, in fact, at how much he divulged. i guess she wasn't expecting him to be as forthcoming as he was. was well prepared, had his answers. 2 1/2 hour interview she's going to run in its entirety. >> she said they're going to run it over two days on thursday on own. what's interesting is that he didn't come clean in the way she thought he would come clean. she said she was surprised. >> i wonder what that means. >> the way he admitted it. she doesn't really give a lot in terms of details of how he confessed. >> she wants you to watch the interview. >> absolutely.
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>> good tease. >> stripped of seven tour titles. a lot of people are wondering why now? one answer is this usada, anti-doping agency oversees triathlons. >> even so he wouldn't be able to compete for something like eight years in the triathlons. he will be past his peak. >> not only that, at great risk. he obviously is trying to rehabilitate his public image at long last. and this is clearly the first step but potentially legally there are implications. >> hugely damaging. >> i think the criminal exposure is probably less than the civil exposure, the idea that people could sue him for a lot of money. i think people will be lining up at the courthouse door. this is somebody reported to be worth $100 million. ton of lawsuits. but also potentially, the department of justice dropped the case against him last year. >> right. >> stopped investigating it. i don't know if there will be anything in that interview that would make them want to take a second look. >> perjury charge perhaps. >> that's one issue.
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>> criminal charges. >> as i understand it, the statement he made to federal authorities is so long ago he may be outside the statute of limitations. if you're a lawyer, you're like, no, don't talk. >> write it in your diary or something. >> do you think coming out and admitting now, after so many years of defiance, people will forgive or forget? >> i think it's very difficult. i am always -- i always tell myself remember how short the memory is of people, whether you're bill clinton, kobe bryant or ray lewis, any of these high-profile people. over time, people do forget. the element of this one was the intimidation he used to keep his secret. >> right. >> the people that he -- >> all the other people he brought down in the process. >> including his teammates, floyd landis, who came out publicly and to condemn lance armstrong, lance armstrong went at him hard, tore him to pieces and many other people that were in that circle. >> not just the fact that he doped, if he has admitted as we understand, but also the
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strategy he pursued in terms of denying it, and the people he went after. i think he'll have to really apologize. >> we'll see the interview tomorrow. >> thursday. >> thursday, yeah. >> thursday, right, on own. >> on the own network. golden moments, this one is for the ladies. they were there, in the room. golden globes because most industry insiders say because of that preshow, that 7:00 to 8:00 with matt, savannah, natalie and al, drew the best ratings for the golden globes in six years, up 3 million from a year ago. >> bradley cooper right before that interview asked me where is willie geist? >> i thought you were going to say where is savannah. >> you left willie at home? >> home alone. here by myself. >> i think tina fey, amy poehler, obviously, a big draw. >> no question. >> everybody was excited to see the two of them together. >> i have to tell everybody about this little wardrobe malfunction that natalie and i had on the red carpet. it was really funny. i'll tell you this story. that's michelle dockery.
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i met her and stalked her. we're getting our picture taken together. i have this beading stuff on my sleeve and natalie's dress is beaded. we were right next to each other and our dresses got connected for several minutes. >> you were locked together? >> yes, and we couldn't -- >> stuck together on the red carpet. >> never mind there was like 100 photographers going click, click, click, click and i'm like, i can't get this off, natalie. >> i didn't want to rip her dress. >> we didn't want to yank it, because i wasn't sure what was left. >> did you then move in unison down the red carpet? >> we were like, we're going to do this double shot >> you should have brought in matt and al and the four of you -- >> we had to do major surgery to separate us. >> we were conjoined. >> people loved your -- >> my wrist wrap? >> yeah. >> i was really happy to see that. lot of great tweets about that. thanks for all those. it was fun. >> red carpet accessory. >> you did a great behind the scenes, too, for the show. >> we had a lot of fun. >> you got back in the --
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>> back in the trenches where the stage show person was managing, getting the people out, the presenters. it's really cool to see in the actual show itself how it is such a networking opportunity for everybody to get up out of their seats and they're talking the whole time. >> genuine party. grammys, by the way, will be hosted by ll cool j, seth mcfarlane. that's take three. we're back after this oh, no, we're going to do the news. let's do the news. that's a great idea. >> i was like, i don't know what we're doing. okay. in the news this morning -- let's get to the news, shall we? >> good call. good call, natalie. president obama is expected to formally unveil a package of gun policy proposals this week based on the recommendations of vice president biden's task force. the president spoke monday about stronger background checks, restrictions on high-capacity ammunition clips and meaningful band on assault weapons. he acknowledged that his proposals will face political
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challenges in congress. after averting the fiscal cliff, treasury secretary timothy geithner tells congress the government will exhaust its borrowing limit by the middle of next month, earlier than expected. on monday president obama warned that if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling, the nation will face serious repercussions. new information on the death of screen legend natalie wood and why the coroner changed her death certificate 30 years later. initially ruled an accidental drowning, the new coroner's report lists woods 1981 death as undetermined after finding bruising on her body that occurred before she entered the water. exactly how wood ended up drowning in the water off her husband robert wagner's yacht is still a mystery. number of u.s. military suicides last year was apparently the highest since the pentagon began closely tracking them in 2001. officials say 239 service members took their own lives and
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another 110 suspected suicides remain under investigation. if the suspected suicides are confirmed the total would be 349, up from 301 the year before. however, officials note the military suicide rate is still below the national average for civilians. supreme court justice clarence thomas has finally broken his silence. justice thomas had not said a word in nearly seven years of arguments but apparently made a joke monday while discussing an attorn attorney's qualifications. the quipp apparently was about yale law school, both the attorney's and thomas' alma mater. these baby pandas are taking cuteness to another level, high fives from fingers that are barely there or a panda kicking back in an incubator. they were taken in central china where the highlight of any panda's day is chugging down a liquid lunch.
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look how teeny that thing is. this video goes downhill very fast. check it out. that is shawn paling. no, he didn't just forget to bring his ipod on his ski trip. apparently he likes to write music inspired by his own town. tr trombone playing skier. >> everybody has a talent. >> skiing and tromboning. let's go out to al who is in chicago with another check of our weather for us. hi, al. >> thanks so much. a special guest, jesse spencer, part of nbc's hit show "chicago fire," story of chicago firehouse 51, where the men and women there face danger. in fact, courageous men and women of firehouse 51 every day risking their lives. they emulate the real-life heroes here in chicago. jesse spencer, good to see you. >> good to see you.
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>> is it true you -- you're dressed very fashionably. you say you don't have one stitch of your own winter clothing? >> no, i don't. i literally don't. i came here with -- because a lot of us came from l.a. and i literally came with like three t-shirts, two pairs of shorts. a lot of gear that i have is actually from the firefighters actually. firefighter t-shirts. >> your character, lieutenant matt casey, what's it like playing a firefighter who goes head to head with people? >> it's great, you know. it's really challenging. with these guys at the fire academy, hang out with them. they do a courageous job and a lot of difficult things that they do that we certainly don't do. >> no snow but you guys were out shooting on the lake yesterday. >> yeah, yeah, throwing guys in the water yesterday. >> ooh, wow! >> freezing cold temperatures.
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but, you know, it's fine because, you know, we're out there with the stunt guys doing it. and we're all in the same boat. so we help each other along. we help them along more than they help us. >> probably. >> thanks so much. >> "chicago fire" wednesdays 10:00 pm here 9:14, still cold, but the freeze warning was able to expire. temperature rs now coming up above that freezing mark. we're going to be warming today as well. 56 in san francisco. the good news just keeps on coming. look at where our temperatures are headed. up to 68 degrees on sunday. warming every day between now and then. hope you have a great tuesday. >> and that's your latest weather. gang, back to you. >> thank you so much. now we're going to commercial.
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viewers, questions for you. let's get to some of these. carrie on facebook writes when trying to eat healthy and lose weight, we are pretty good about menu planning and preparing food ahead of time. but there's always the night we don't have time. what quick meals can we make that are healthy and unprocessed? last thing you want to do at the end of the day is dig into a two-hour meal plan. >> you wind up ordering fast food. >> right. >> the key is to have staples in your refrigerator and freezer. quick cooking shrimp, thaws and fries in minutes. and you can make this incredible pasta, for example, with shrimp and garlic. it's really simple and whole grain pasta. lean protein. serve a salad with it that literally is prewashed, take the greens, put it in there, lemon on top. you're good to go. >> whole thing takes a few minutes. >> i have tons of recipes like this in the book. >> joanne in chester, new jersey asks is it better to eat egg
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beaters or organic eggs? we are trying to eat a low cholesterol diet. >> no reason to avoid eggs totally when on a low cholesterol diet. they're inexpensive and make a great sort of quick dinner as we well. so the thing is that one egg has 186 milligrams of cholesterol. that's about half of the daily limit. >> okay. >> one whole egg a day, you're getting all these great nutrients. i like to mix them with regular egg whites. you can make a fritatta like this. a quick, easy meal that's healthy and super satisfying. you're not going to stick with anything if it's not super satisfying. >> one more. margo and troy, i get bored by daily snacks under 200 calories. >> mixing up your vegetables. enough of the baby carrots. they're great but ho-hum. branch out. this dip is fabulous. hummus is great but try this,
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good morning to you. it's 9:26. we start with some breaking news. look at this thick, black smoke over oakland. it is a one alarm fire we're told is burning on the 22nd block, near fruitvale avenue. we don't know of reports of injuries or what exactly is on fire, but it's something we're monitoring as that could be a distraction. mike will have more coming up. in other new, san jose will soon have a temporary replacement as police chief. the deputy chief is now the acting chief. he started his career in1984 in san jose as reserve officer. he takes over for chris moore, who will leave on friday. damien will have an interview with him.
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coming up, we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
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welcome back. still cold out there, but the freeze warning expired right on time. 9:00 a.m. temperatures are warming into the mid to upper 30s and 40s. low 50 range by noon today and we'll round out the day about five to six degrees warmer. 55 in liver mor. 58 in san jose and 58 in santa cruz. if you like the warmer weather, we've got more in store for the end of the week. climbs to about 65 degrees on friday and we peek on sunday at about 68 degrees in land. >> looking over here, we have a late back-up right now. south 101, just south of university. look an the maps. both directions are slow heading up toward the scene of a crash, but no injuries is good news. slow south 880 and 680 down
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toward fremont at mission boulevard, but starting to recover. also, west 580, a new crash around highway 113. let's get a live look at the slope laura showed you. turned from darker gray to lighter gray. this may be an issue as far as distractions. our major streets around this perimeter. back to you. >> yeah, that is one that we will continue to follow for you as we have another update in about half an hour.
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♪ ♪ it's your birthday we're gonna party like it's your birthday we're gonna ♪ >> go, natalie, it's your birthday. >> it's not, though. >> that is fifty cent not only known for his music. he has a new diet and exercise book out and fifty will be here tomorrow on "today" to fill us in. >> fi'ty. >> i think you're allowed to say that. i'm willie geist along with natalie morales, who is still dancing. >> i m i like that. if you are looking for a new look for a new year for your home, look no further than expert colin cowley.
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from decor trends to food trends, some of the hottest food items that are sure to become all the rage in 2013. move over, chicken eggs. apparently duck eggs are the new thing. >> shot across for chicken eggs. calling all sports fans in time for the super bowl, we're looking for the very best finger-licking chicken wing recipes, spicy or sweet for the big game or every night, we want to hear about it. >> go to and submit your recipe for our first-ever chicken wing cook-off. you have one more day to enter. the deadline is tomorrow. we'll select a few finalists to come here to new york and share their recipes with us. i volunteer to be a judge. >> i think al might join that party, too. >> sure thing. >> he is in chicago with a look at the weather. >> i have an amazing asian chicken wing recipe with scallions and peanuts.
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>> go to and submit it. >> i don't think i'm eligible. from chicago, the beautiful michigan avenue, we've got rain making its way from the gulf coast on into the midatlantic states. icy conditions in the tennessee river valley. snow showers in the plains. aair pollution stagnation alerts, chilly in the southwest. tomorrow, we're going to be looking at rain along the eastern seaboard, but as you get into interior pennsylvania, new york, new england, that's going to be changing over to snow. western two-thirds of the country, pretty clear. but colder than usual and snow showers in the northern plains. that's 9:32 on a tuesday morning. still cold out there. the temperatures have climbed above the freezing mark across the bay area. about 5 to 6 degrees warmer this afternoon. 56 in san francisco and 58 degrees in santa cruz after five consecutive morngs of sub freezing temperatures, finally
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as we head through thursday into friday, temperatures will be at their norm a aa aal lows. ha hope you have a great day. and r from chicago. natalie, woody -- woody? >> who is that now? >> woody. i like that. >> i'll go with woody, too. >> not on the show for three months now. >> that would make me buzz lightyear. >> to infinity and beyond! >> there's a snake in my boot. >> so many directions we could go with that. al is so tired and so cold. just a little loopy. >> we'll chalk it up to frostbite, al. >> no, i like woody. i'm going with woody from now on. >> he kind of looks like a woody, if you think about it, right? >> and what does that mean
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this morning on new year new you, home decor trends for 2013. a simple coat of paint and a few small additions can make a big impact in your home. colin cowie is here with sophisticated and affordable ideas. how are you? >> i'm great. how are you? >> good. you incorporate an overall theme here. >> correct. >> it's pretty easy to do, correct? >> whenever i take an approach to a room i like to take a look at what you smell, touch, taste and hear to bring the room alive. we start with the bathroom. it's the last room we see at night before we go to bed. it's the first we see in the morning when we wake up. you want it to be very soothing, zen-like, calm. these are great colors one can work with as well. >> you want to create, as you say, a spa effect in the bathroom? >> what you taste, touch, feel. >> soft cotton. >> from the restoration hardware. they're the best towels. they really are. >> speaking of smells,
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change the back splash, the counter of the bathroom. i like the combination of the glass and tile. >> textures as well, too. >> absolutely. >> let's move on to our very zen living room. kben -- again, we see a bright pop of color. >> big pop of color. emerald green is the color of the year. i've been using it the last six, seven months. paint one wall as an accent color. it adds a lot of depth to the room. >> not the whole room just one wall? >> just one, absolutely. >> i love the mirror but you say it should be like a work of art. >> we found, like you would place side by side above the sofa. these are all pieces of original glass from the 1930s. the theme is working with saturated turns, force them together with glass. the grouping of them together makes a great collection. of course, a nice shot of pink. >> carry all those colors throughout here as well, and the greens.
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now let's move over to our office space. >> always fun to work with. >> right. >> i like shades of gray, it's very soothing. gray is a great color to adopt in any other color. >> lot of green here. we're carrying the green as a theme, right? >> just the accents are green. you can change it for any color for that matter. one of my favorite things of the whole setup is called the neat desk. this is one piece of equipment. it's a scanner, copier, printer. put your business cards and receipts in it. it keeps it completely paper free. >> that's amazing. you say the key is to be organized? no clutter? >> everything should have a place. you know exactly where to find it. it looks much more visually appealing as well. >> i love the green paper everywhere. >> it works for me, works for you. good way to go. >> colin cowie, thank you so much. great stuff as always. coming up next, teachers learning to use guns in the wake of sandy hook. we'll tell you why, right after this.
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teachers around the country aren't waiting, many of them flocking to gun training classes to learn how to protect themselv themselves. more now from nbc's janet shamlian. >> how many of you are teachers and staff of school districts? that's what i figured. >> reporter: the concealed handgun training classes offered in waco, texas, by johnny price, are usually full. but never have the seats been filled by so many teachers. >> you all are the first line of defense for stuff like columbine and what happened in connecticut. >> price has been waiving the $85 fee for educators since the sandy hook murders. and the response has been overwhelming. >> we had over 300 and today adds up closer to 400 now. so it kind of grew faster and quicker than i ever dreamed it would grow. >> you're not moving this hand. >> reporter: andrea holbrook is learning the abcs of pulling the trigger. she's a high school english teacher who now believes she must also know her language of
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safety. >> i think that it's important for me to get prepared, in case i ever do have to defend myself or my students. >> you're going to grab it, grip it and then rip it. >> reporter: across the country, classes like this have been packed with teachers looking to learn. some have no interest in carrying a gun in the classroom. however, many believe arming a few would make all less of a target. >> it should be something that's not publicized. they're kind of like an air marshal. somebody is, you know, there, but you don't know who it is. >> reporter: yet the idea of putting a weapon like this in the same room as a child has some parents outraged. >> i don't agree with it at all as far as -- there's enough violence. i think it's showing the kids that violence is okay. >> put your palm against it. >> yeah. >> reporter: for jennifer hutchison, who has been thinking about taking this class for three years, it was time, she says, to stop thinking and start doing. >> after the connecticut
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this morning in "today's" kitchen, what's on the menu, foods and drinks that will catch your eye in 2013. >> here with his prediction of new food trends, our editor in chief adam rappaport. >> good morning. >> you say chicken eggs are so last year. >> so tw2012. >> yes. >> it's about duck eggs, little bit bigger, richer in flavor and they're good for you in that they'll always be pasturized, organic. whole foods stock them next to the regular chicken eggs, great fried, in things like pasta
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carbonara. >> interesting to see how much whiter the yolk is, bigger egg. >> whiter white. >> whiter white. >> chefs want to try the new thing. this is the new thing for 2013. >> tastes different, too. now let's talk about teas. lot of differences when it comes to green teas, black teas. >> white tea. >> we're at a point now where people are so obsessive about coffee and tea is the new coffee and they're taking that same fetishistic approach to tea. antioxidants are good for you. people may want a caffeine boost but not as much as a big 20-ounce coffee gives you in the morning. you brew them at different temperatures, which i did not know. black tea you want boiling. light and green, lower around 170, 140 degrees. you can punch in your own temperature if you get the exact right temperature. >> that's truly -- >> you do not want to overwhelm
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the leaf. >> you could not go anywhere in 2012 without hearing about greek yogurt. >> i love greek yogurt. if you have a 5-year-old it's amazing the amount of money you will spend a week on those jugs of yogurt. make it at home. heat up some milk, add the yogurt, let it sit 10 to 12 hours and you have your own yogurt. >> i tried this once and it was than just like milk. >> you may not have followed the directions on bon >> you need the exact right temperature. >> yes. >> and you can -- then if you want to, you can strain it to make it denser and richer, in a chia cloth. make sure you save three tablespoons from your existing batch and make another batch and so on and so forth. >> yogurt that keeps on giving. >> it's like sourdough. you need a starter to keep on going. >> radish. >> short ribs, pot roast, grate
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it over. give gives a zing to it. who doesn't like short ribs? come on, natalie. >> bloody mary. >> oysters. great one the other day with apples and pomegranate in downtown manhattan. >> remember everyone was talking about the beet, it was in every salad. >> you still get the beet and goat cheese thing. some things are trendy and then they earn their space, becoming like classics. >> this is trendy, korean chile paste. >> the trendy hot pepper sauce, korean hot pepper. as korean food becomes more popular in american restaurants, use it like you would regular hot sauce, wings. people who like hot sauce get obsessed with hot sauce. >> is this hotter than like a tobasco? >> it's not going to kick your butt so to speak but in that
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wavelength. it has a lot of flavor but also enough heat. korean barbecue is great. >> chocolate is chocolate but -- >> chocolate is not chocolate. >> no. >> that's a cop out. i'm the editor here. >> designer chocolate. >> two things. it's no longer about swiss or belgian. everything is artisenal. beautiful labor. chef anthony bourdain collaborated. >> designer chocolate. >> it's all about the cacao level, 70%, 68%, where the beans are stored, whatnot. great tasting. also great gifts. they're beautiful. you don't even have to wrap them. >> i love it. finally, the juice plan. >> i was on the wagon for like -- it was supposed to be two days and it end ed up being eight days. everything from organic avenue to cooler cleanse. you order a kit for three days and sort of just clean out your
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system. >> on that note, adam rappaport, thank you so much.
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a one alarm fire is burning now. you can see smoke rising up into the sky. this is all happening east 26th avenue between foothill boulevard and 23rd avenue.
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again sh a house fire in oakland. firefighters are indeed working a residential fire. it started about an hour ago. so far, no injuries to report. we are keeping our eye on this smoke in the air and we will continue to follow that for you. new details regarding the ship that ran into the bay bridge. the pilot changed course last minute. the move was risky and placed the ship into a tough turn. a faulty beacon and dangerous currents appear to have contributed to the crash. turn things over to christina with a look at the forecast. >> hey, thanks. yeah, it's still cold, but warmer day just ahead. temperatures are going to climb by about 5 to 7 degrees. right at average in san francisco. 56 degrees. look at where we are headed. if you want the warmer weather, just days away now from the mid-60s. we're going to get warmer into
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the weekend. 68 degrees on sunday. now, let's get a look at your drive. >> i'm doing all right because i'm not here. this is 101 southbound at university. it's bogged down. two accidents both directions. mountain view, this is causing a stir for both directions of 101, so late slowing. approaching the interchange as well. deadly accident on foothill boulevard. that's about the only issue you have local surface streets. getting much improved over the last 20 minutes. back to you. >> we will be back with our next news and weather. see you at about 10:26.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. we're so glad you're with us. it's no booze day tuesday, but it is january 15th, and it's a very big day for our hoda woman. her new book is out today. ta, da. it's a terrific book, and you were already on. you've been doing radio. you've been doing scott todd. did you do "morning joe?" >> "morning joe" tomorrow. >> you are officially on the book tour. >> we'll talk about it later. >> nice for you to stop by your own stop for an hour. tonight you're going to be -- >> signing at barnes & noble on 86th street and lex.
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>> at what time? >> at 7:30. come. tomorrow we'll be at the nbc experience store. >> right after the store? >> come and i'll sign. >> good. good. nobody sells it like hoda. six stories that -- of people who you thought would never be able to get out of the situation they were in. >> yeah, yeah. >> if there's hope for those six people, there's hope for everybody, right? >> you got it. >> a lot of people seem to be low on the hope thing right now. people are hurting all over the place. somebody that's hoping that he is going to turn his life around is lance armstrong. it's going to be fascinating to see what he actually does. >> he did an interview with oprah that was taped, and it's going air on thursday, and there are reports that they claim that he does admit to using performance-enhancing drugs. here's the interesting thing about it because i think -- again, dwoent know what the interview says because we're just speculating, but some of the speculation is he says everybody was doing it, and it was a level playing field, and, therefore, i was doing it too. the thing about lance armstrong
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is for 15 years he said he wasn't. he sat in interviews over and over and said he didn't. he demonized the people that accused him of doing it. >> not sort of wresh did. >> he sued newspapers that accused him of doing it, and he won. >> took millions of dollars. >> one of the things for some reason -- i don't know why this stuck in my craw so much, but it did. there was a nike commercial, okay, of reporters asking him what he was on. this was during the thick of it. just watch this commercial and tell us what you think. >> this is my body, and i can do whatever i want to it. i can push it, study it, tweak it, listen to it. everybody wants to know what i'm on. what am i on? i'm on my bike busting my [ bleep ] six hours a day.
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what are you on? >> see? i mean, look at that. >> you think about that ad. >> what are you on? i'm sure he wants to take back every bit of this stuff. you wonder if he hadn't have been on -- if he admits that he was, and now we know that he was, you wonder how good of a cyclist he is. >> ght. yeah. >> you never know. >> i think also the fact that he was battling testicular cancer made all of us really pull for him all the more, and i think at one point he said with my health issues, you think i'm going to be putting that kind of stuff in my body. >> in my system. >> there's lots of things that he has to answer for, and i guess he spoke to oprah for two and a half hours, and she says -- i've heard different reports. that it's going to be 90 minutes. now i'm hearing it's going to be over two days, and it's the entire interview. >> wow. i'll be curious to see. >> you can find own. a lot of people say it's hard to find own on the tv. >> i think after this everyone is going to be able to find it. i think this is going to be one of those -- >> i'm sure she'll do a masterful job at the he interview. they're friends, so i'm sure
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he'll feel safe with her. >> i know he went to livestrong, the charity, before he went to oprah to apparently say he was sorry and that they said it was a very emotional exchange. again, dwoent know exactly what happened. >> you know, it's one thing when you let yourself down. you know? when you let down people who have believed in you. >> yeah. >> you know, it's -- i mean, some people i guess are so amoral they don't care. they don't even have a conscience about that sort of thing, but you would like to think -- i remember one time seeing -- frank and i were flying to europe for something, and maybe it was the tour, and he was on the plane, and he was married to his wife at the time and their little boy. i think she was pregnant with -- didn't they have twins? i forget. i think she was pregnant. it was such a beautiful family, and they seemed so in love, and i always remember that part of me too thinking, you know what, that guy is there too, so we got to remember. people seem to be on one side of this. there's no gray area. people are ready to tar and feather him and hang him up and destroy him or those that say, well, listen, we all make
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mistakes. let's hear what he has to say. >> i think the thing that is troubling to people is it wasn't a mistake. it was 15 years. >> i don't think? >> of repeating it and sort of wagging your finger in people's faces. that's what makes it -- >> it's not the crime. it's the coverup. 15 years of covering up. when you drag other people into it, and i guess he was using all kinds of harassment in order to keep them quiet and that sort of thing, you just -- can you imagine what it's like to go to sleep at night wondering if somebody is going to tell on you? if you have this secret that's -- live your life in fear like that? >> that's awful. >> the only great thing is he doesn't have that anymore. >> no. >> i don't know how you can sleep at night if you are terrified that somebody is going to find out truth. >> you're right. >> in your mind you go through all the people that could. that's no way to live a life, right? savannah was -- >> savannah is -- >> they partied hardy or worked their buns off out in l.a. >> savannah wound up her toor of l.a. on "ellen."
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we're not doing this to be self-serve, but why wouldn't we? they talked about us. let's watch. >> so you were working with kathie lee and hoda, is that right? >> yes. >> is it true that they are drunk all the time? >> they drink every day. it's funny because -- >> every morning. not day. >> every morning. it's true. >> it's morning. >> well, for me it's lunchtime. as we discussed. >> that's true. >> no, they drink every single day. when i first came to the "today" show i had been the nbc white house correspondent which is a very serious job. when i came to the "today" show, i was so happy to be there, and i thought, wow, so these hosts hoda and kathie lee call it, like, thirsty thursday or something. that's nice. then i realized it was every day. there's, like, monday fun day, tuesday booze day, wednesday wines day. i'm, like, this is my kind of place, you know? >> she fits in just fine. anyway -- >> we'll have to share some secrets about savannah with you
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once in a while too. >> weave also got some secrets about our big willy, don't we? >> it's our collective big willy. >> willy geist has joined the show, of course, and we have called him -- >> bill willy since day one. >> then we realized there is another big willy out there. sthoo apparently he has some competition in the big willy arena. >> you know what prince william's nickname is? yep. it's on the cup. you can look at it. bill willy. >> yep. >> uh-huh. >> st. james palace. that's -- i guess it was on the website before they found out. >> i'm sure. >> you know what i love about the new royals? they seem to have a great sense of humor. >> they do. >> you're going to have to have a great sense of humor to get through life whether you are a royal or not. >> are we having kim kardashian on? >> kim and kourtney are here? >> are they talking babies? what are they talking about? everything? >> everybody knows kim is pregnant, and she's due, i guess, this summer? we'll have to ask her when she's due. >> june i thought.
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>> kourtney just had her second baby, so i got a feeling babies will come up in the subject. yes. >> yes, yes. >> it's the premier of their new season of "kourtney and kim take miami." >> i didn't realize they were doing this. >> you were so busy writing books and all around being fabulous. how many days now? i thought it was 22 yesterday. >> it was 22. >> is this a cruel joke? >> it was 22 yesterday? 23? this is the slowest process. >> why couldn't we have picked february which is a short month? it's not a leap year, is it? i guess it's milk. we're having milk. that's because they've discovered -- >> people who drink milk and eat chocolate are smarter than everyone else. at least they win more nobel prizes. >> nobel prizes are won by -- >> if you drink milk and eat chocolate. we made chocolate milk to combine it, and -- >> you know what our chances are of winning a nobel? squat. >> zero. >> the word squat comes to mind. >> we love that show off the rocker. it's betty white.
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it's like a candid camera for older people. >> we always get the first peek. we want to show you a little bit -- i guess it airs tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central on nbc. >> attention, shoppers. someone just cut a huge fart in the produce department. >> is he joking? >> can we get some air freshener over there? >> oh, my -- >> thank you. >> oh, your worst nightmare. >> oh, that is awful. >> like a wayans movie had some of that. come on. "haunted house." >> oh, my gosh. yeah. >> yeah. >> all right. >> what is happening with soma? >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. this is not kim's nursing bra, but this is something that we do every year. you know, soma is that wonderful company that makes beautiful intimate apparel, and -- >> these are huge. >> they started a campaign called giving is beautiful, and
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it is. a lot of people cannot afford bras. they can be very, very expensive. >> they're price where i. no kidding. >> at your favorite soma boutique. you can thrown your gently worn bra. >> don't give one of those gnarly ones that you've been wearing over and over. >> whose are these? >> dolly's. >> it's to help raise awareness about domestic violence, and they're partnering with the national network to end domestic violence. that's not a funny subject at all. one of the ladies in your book tells an unbelievable story. stay with us today because we're going to later on talk a little bit more about this lady. this woman was 500 pounds and because of her low self-esteem she was in a relationship. you tell the story. it's your book. >> wait. i get to talk? the woman in this book is unbelievable. she was abused, and she had all this weight on her, and her -- she was beaten over and over. at one point her own sons tried to wipe the blood off of her face when he found her on the floor of the bathroom. he said, mommy, i want you to be
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pretty again. she realized she had to change everything for her kids, and we're going to talk about this woman because she's phenomenal. i mean, when you find yourself in the weeds and you feel like there's no way out, you read amy's story, and you realize there's a path out, and can i see it. >> a lot of the ladies are going to be very blessed by these beautiful bras. go to your soma boutique and help out. >> can we mention in ridiculous barbie fun house? >> joanne thinks this -- she wants to get on a plane right now and go to berlin. >> because they're making a life-sized barbie dream house where you can actually walk in the kitchen and go upstairs to the pink bathroom. >> an elevator, which -- >> anyway, they have big ones. >> little girls like it, and now grown-ups can too. >> i just can't -- joe ann, i have never seen her this excited. >> over the moon. >> since cher put out another record. >> we've been telling you about johnson's baby of the week. this is explode, isn't it, sara?
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>> yes. we have big news for you. in conjunction with johnson's baby we're celebrating new moms everywhere. every week we'll feature your little bundle of joy right here in our chat. second us a photo of the birth date and weight and some words of wisdom. can you get funny with this. we all know you have it in you, and you'll have a chance of having your baby's photo shown on our show beginning next friday, january 25th. so for all the details, you can go to the website klg and amy barnes wrote on her facebook wall, "thank you so much. i was honored to be a part of this book." >> oh, that's nice. >> pictures of her now. fantastic. >> you can't believe it. >> brave people who come out stronger after life's most difficult challenges. >> yeah. they are feeling the florida heat in miami. hot sisters kim and kourtney, they are in the house. they're going to talk baby. first these messages. [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ]
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adversity or a difficult life experience sometimes we wish we could just look into the future to see how we would recover. well, hoda's search for individuals that came face-to-face with their biggest fears to find out not only how they survived but how in most cases they actually thrived. hoda tells their stories in her new book "ten years later" six people who faced adversity and transformed their lives. take a look. ♪ >> during tough times, have you ever wished you could fast forward through your life and just maybe that view of the future would give you hope? well, many people deal with sorrow and loss, but also dream of a greater tomorrow. like amy barnes. more than a decade ago at almost 500 pounds this mother of two battled low self-esteem and felt trapped in an abusive relationship. how would she break away and finally lose the weight? or ron clifford who on september 11 escorted a burned woman to
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safety after the towers were hit. only later to discover that his own sister and niece were passengers on united flight 175 which hit the world trade center on that tragic day. how would he find peace to move on with his life? and lindsay beck. at 22 she fought two bouts with rare cancer only to learn that the life-saving chemotherapy treating her would probably be her unfurling. how would she fight cancer while holding on to the hope of having children in the future? the ending of the stories may not only surprise you, but inspire you as well, and do you ever wonder yourself during a difficult time, where will i be in ten years? hopefully these amazing individuals will give you a glimpse at what is possible. >> such a great book. we're joibd now by hoda's ten years later co-writer jane
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lauren. second book you have written together. the first one was all about you. >> enough of that. >> so you ran out of stuff to talk about. >> yes. >> why this book, you guys, and i know why you wanted to work with jane again. you guys have been great friends for a long time. >> of course. it's one of those things, any of us -- we've all faced adversity, and we're thinking to ourselves we're so stuck in the weeds, we can't see a path out, and you just like the idea of watching someone who was fast forwarded ten years, and you get to see what happens at the end. it's not your story. it's never going to be yours, but when you watch someone who was on their knees, rose up, and became a better person after, i think -- we thought ten years was the right amount of time because five years really isn't enough time for it to marinate. >> we both got the goose bumps when we first started talking about the concept because it's so cool that you can dip into pain and challenge and angst, someone else's, because you don't have to gut out the years of that. you get to learn what they learned. what did they do? how did they do it?
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>> how did they get through it? >> without all the hardship. >> we know hoda's story of going through a divorce and breast cancer at the same time. it's been five years now. i think -- i still think you have a great story to tell at five years. what you about for you, jane? was there a moment like that when you just thought that there's no hope in my life? >> i've had several. i've had several. >> any you care to share with the american public? >> they're probably universal. i lost both of my parents to horrible illnesses that stretched out for a long time. been through a divorce. i have been in the black hole, and, you know, it's where you want to stay with the twinkie and the wine, but you have to -- >> under the covers. >> you have to work your way out. >> give up the twinkie. keep the wine. >> there is a universal quality to these stories, although they're all extremely different. that's what was fascinating to me. >> it is true. i think in each one of these stories you realize that these people pulled through not because they had the will, but they did it for someone else. something bigger than themselves, didn't they? like their kids or their parents
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or something like that. when you try to do something on your own, it's really difficult. i was thinking this a long, long time ago i ran a marathon, and in the very back of the pack where i was everyone the last quarter mile is running, and you saw signs on people's backs. one said this one is for my wife or this is for my friends in vietnam. everyone is running. one person was walking at the end, and she had a sign on her back that said this one is for me. i thought, you know what, sometimes you can't finish the race when you are doing it for you. it has to be for something bigger, and all these people had that. something bigger than themselves. >> so is this going to be a series of books? everyone has a story. >> are we singing that song again? >> you know what i mean, though. there are a lot of stories out there. are you getting stories from other people? >> we are. >> the last page of the book encourages people to share their ten years later stories. >> because actually each one of these stories would have been their own book. >> that's what we were just saying. >> when we saw that book, when we were meeting these people, we thought why didn't this one write i book or this one? i would read of every one of these stories.
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there were six of them. i would read a full book on each fern, but we're lucky enough to have found them and told their stories, and we have a short version. >> i know what you are saying, but we probably wouldn't because these people are unknown people who -- they're not celebrities. they -- you think of the millions of people that are out there livings those kinds of lives, and it takes people like you guys to bring their stories to the fore. congratulations. >> we love them. they're extraordinary people doing preerd things. >> we love to celebrate with wine, but two of us can't have it. one of us can. >> that's really rude. >> sorry you don't have any wise guys pasta to go with it. they were munching down on it. >> so good. >> take that sip. >> i'm really proud of the two of you. can't wait for the third one. >> thanks. expected mom kim kardashian opens up about being pregnant, and we're going to talk with her big sister kourtney too who has already been through the process twice and knows a little something about it. first, these messages.
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be a rich woman. the answer is as of this afternoon, we climb by about 5 to 7 degrees. tomorrow will be in the 60s and then the mid-70s possible in some cities by the weekend. we'll have your full forecast in just one-half hour today at 11:00. let's check the drive. >> not a good morning for palo alto. crawling here past university in the southbound direction. another accident occurred on the northbound side just south of here and that caused more back-up. now, 237 suffers greatly as well as the 101 approach. slow in both directions. basically, san antonio road is the latest incident. the bay bridge area moving smoothly, but we have a new accident now westbound 80. back to you. >> okay, mike, thank you so much. more of the day's top stories coming up in just 30 minutes. we will see you at 11:00.
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>> we are back with more of "today" on this boozeless tuesday. >> boring. >> one of the most talked about reality tv families in the world, the kardashians. you probably already know that kim and her boyfriend kanye west are expecting a baby. >> meanwhile, kim and kourtney have a new reality show called "kourtney and kim take miami." in the premier episode kim talks about still being married to kris humphries with younger sister khloe. >> i'm obviously still going through a divorce. >> the dumbest part is that he won't, like, sign the divorce papers. >> it's something that should be over and done with. unfortunately, it's not that easy. >> how does this not, like -- >> i'm annoyed about it. >> -- irritate you to your core? >> i'm at a level where i'm, like, i can't stress about this. the judge said we will be divorced in 2013. >> well, that's the good news and the bad news, i guess, huh,
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kim? nice to see you. snoo hi, guys. how are you? >> haven't seen you since the world found out that you're expecting. >> how are you feeling, by the way, about expecting? >> i feel good. >> yeah? >> i haven't been sick or anything, so that's a blessing. i just -- i feel good. >> how in the world did you all keep that a secret for three months? >> your family has never been able to keep a secret ever? >> i kept mine for five months the first time. >> you guys are getting good at this. i guess you have to. >> i could have hid it for another month. my belly hasn't really popped out yet. i'm kind of growing this way. i want to be growing this way. >> you're due in -- >> in july. >> in july. that quote when you guys were having a little dust-up was about the divorce, and you have a lot of people cheering you on with these pregnancies, and there are some detractors that say wait until you're divorce examined get this thing going. >> you know, it's been a year and a half since i filed, so i think that, you know, i definitely waited six months before i started a relationship, and, you know, i'm 32 years old,
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and i'm facing -- you know, you'll see in the season, there's been a lot of fertility issues that i haven't really spoke about until this season, so it's kind of a miracle that i did get pregnant, and i think god puts things in front of you and places things in your life for a reason, and as much as i would love to be divorced and we're working on it and i hope it's sooner than later, but, you know, you can't, like -- what are you going to do? you know? >> what do you do when you your attorney says it will be 2013. today is january 15th of 2013. that's a long time, and there's a chance this child may be born while you are still married -- >> i hope not. >> will kris make that an issue, do you think? >> i don't think so. you know, i'm really hopeful, and i'm just hoping to get through it, you know, sooner than later, and we're just -- it's a process. you know?
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>> in the meantime, the new show starts. >> yes. >> yeah. >> and i want to know, are you going to be giving baby advice to your sister? you've been down that road before. >> you are a good mom, sweetie. very hands on. >> i feel like i was just -- >> she's a good hands-on mom. >> remember we did a little drive-by. >> yes. >> i was just thinking a second ago that she's so lucky, which she doesn't realize, that, like, it's exactly one year after, so, like, i was thinking everything will just be happening for her, like, after i'm going through it. she's, like -- >> what have you been talking about? >> i think even watching how she does things, and it's not just things she can say. watching how she is a mom and how she handles the babies. >> do you think she's -- you accuse her of being boring now. >> she is. there's a fine line. i'm definitely going to be a different mom than kourtney. >> how so? >> i'm going to share my bedroom with my boyfriend unlike her.
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i mean, there are just certain things, like, where she loves to have the babies sleep in bed with her at night, and, you know -- >> there's only a few years. >> mason is three. mason sshgs like, 20, and he is still in bed with her. no, you know, i definitely see my other friends that put their babies, you know, in their own room and put them to bed, you know, at a set time so they can go out and have date night. >> let's see what happens. >> it's amazing what happens when you don't plan things. yes. >> you were reading somewhere -- i think it was huffington post or something -- that said that you can juggle mangos -- >> while singing opera. that's my hidden talent. >> we're not quite sure if that's true, but let's go ahead. >> are you serious? >> yes, we are. >> i don't know how to juggle, first of all. where did you get -- >> you made it up. >> i can't sing.
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ah! >> try. >> i said my hidden talent is juggling mangos and singing opera. i really don't. >> who asked you that question? >> this, like, pop quiz thing that i did, and so i just, like, made it up. people take it seriously. >> well, we wish you guys the best. >> we really do. congrats again. >> thank you. >> baby album for you for those lullabies. love to the mom and dad and everybody. all right. kourtney and kim take miami. >> oh, yes, they do. >> airs this sunday on your sister station. our sister station at e at 9:00. >> you are looking good, mama. >> all right. coming up one mom struggled to help her 7-year-old daughter lose weight in a controversy that is created after this.
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might negatively impact her daughter in the long run. >> now that mom has written a memoir called "the heavy, a mother, a daughter, a diet." we're happy you're here with us today. >> i'm happy to be here. >> you have taken an awful lot of heat for this. really what you were trying to do was be a good mother. does that paradox strike you at times? >> there's two interesting paradoxes. everyone agrees that you are subjected to criticism and judgment when you decide to intervene with a young child. it is a tough decision, and it's not one that everyone supports. that was kind of one paradox. then there's also the idea that, you know, we call the book "the heavy" to indicate that being a great parent means loving your child enough to do what's unpopular, to do what your kid might not want, what your friends might not agree with, and knowing that that's what is best for your child and doing it anyway. >> i think a lot of people who have a problem with the book or have bad feelings about it in a way is that when a child is heavy and publicly out, you
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know, if you are on the street or something, and i guess at one point your daughter had a cup of hot chocolate, and you grabbed it out of her hand and threw it away because you knew the calorie count, and you were upset. it would seem to me that that would have a lasting impact on your child, and it wouldn't lead to what the goal was, which is for her to lose weight. >> right. it's interesting. there were so many times in which we kind of had -- i had to intervene in terms of she was eating something that was in the public setting, and i did feel it was important to be up front in those situations and not just say i'm going to let it go this time because they're so frequent. >> maybe when you are home later and it's over. >> one is they happen so frequently that if every time you let it go and dealt with it when we were at home -- >> you are packing on the pounds. >> multiple times a day, quite honestly, between a friend's play date, and the nice guy at the deli that gives her a cookie, and it's very important to understand the context of that conversation. that it can be done in a humiliating way or in a loving and protective way, and when the
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grabbing of the hot chocolate away from her it was not like you are eating the wrong thing and you picked the wrong thing. someone gave you something that you're not able to have. the same way that a parent whose kid had a nut allergy, oh, i threw some peanuts in there, you would grab that away and sorry, but this is not something you can eat. >> you are damned if you do, and you are damned if you don't. my my child was diabetic, i would not let them eat these things. you can die of diabetes as well. >> was it tough for your daughter? did she lose weight? >> steadily and slowly. she is at a healthy weight now. >> psychologically how is she doing? >> she's a very happy kid. i can only give my own report, but truly, she is a happy, happy, confident child. >> does she know about the book? >> she knows about the book, and we talked about the book. as i told her, i said this is a story that, you know, it's my story, but it is about you and how proud i am of you. you're inspirational. this book only celebrates that. >> we have to go, but was there
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an exercise along with all of this as well? >> we did build an exercise -- it was not the, you know, thing that we looked to to help her lose weight, but it was definitely a part of her overall plan. >> it's still controversial, but we thank you. >> thank you so much. >> appreciate it. >> from magnetic nail polish to the breakthrough beauty products of 2013 right after this. try delicious light & fit greek it's no ordinary nonfat yogurt. it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories, it's the lightest greek yogurt with fruit. its creamy, thick texture helps satisfy you. so you won't feel like you're running low on satisfaction. light & fit greek. be light and fit. and satisfied. very interesting. cool. i like "success." joy. i got cracker chips. [ laughing ] chocolatey pretzel.
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♪ beautiful girl >> it's time for "today's" beauty and new breakthroughs for a new you. if you are tired of the same old look that you've had for the last five years. >> what do you say? >> 2013 is all about change. >> from new trends in hair color to the must-have anti-aging cream, jen falick has funky ideas. >> hello. >> how are you? >> i'm good. how are you guys? >> what's going on? >> new year, new trends, crazy new products. we're starting with the beauty
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bargain. this is $3.50. it's from essence. it's a volumeizing lash powder. it's a little crazy looking. you put on one coat of mascara and take any mascara. this is almost like a cloud, a pillow. put this on your lashes. after the mascara, then another coat of mascara, and you have major volume. it's like a hair volumizer, but for your lashes. easy to use. >> does it come off easily? >> comes off without makeup remover. >> you wear contacts, be careful. i wear contacts. it's fine for me, but give it a try. >> what's the new trend in nails? >> nails. the first trend which we're demoing over here is magnetic nails. this is from esse. you get a snake skin effect. check that out. it's awesome. you do one coat, put the magnet over your nail for five seconds, and -- >> the magnet? it makes a pattern? >> it makes a pattern and pulls off the magnetic particles. this is really cool. we also have tinted foundation for your nails. butter london has come out with a tinted foundation. it's matte.
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i have it on right here. it's matte. it makes your nail look nude but better. as we age, our nails get more brittle. it covers up imperfections, and rbg has something for all different skin tones because my nude isn't everyone else's newed. >> you see my nude in 30 years? >> thought this was funny, huh? >> for hair ombre has been such a big trend. >> i love it. >> you do love it? >> i'm not cool enough necessarily to pull it off. >> neither are we. >> i know my limits. >> girl next door is what you are. >> i tried this once sxishgs love the look, but i love that you can do it at home. this is from loreal. it's coming out in february. it's a little preview. you brush it on dry hair. she left hers on for 30 minutes to get this look, but you can go as natural or as dramatic as you want. >> wash it right out? >> wash it right out. it's so easy. when your hair is dry, right now if you want the ombre -- >> that's what i have been waiting for all my life. yeah. >> so this is coming out.
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>> it can look like a mistake. >> well, for you. >> that's rude. >> having a little fun here. >> is this segment over? >> glow in the dark. >> oh, no. >> this is from stelia. >> it glows under a black light. it has three times the color pigment. >> under a black light. >> if are you going out clubbing, and you ladies go clubbing. >> okay. >> you will be noticed. >> i am going out clubbing in l.a. next week, so i should wear my lips. zoog it's such a fun different way to kind of play up your makeup at night and during the day, just super bright. three times the color particles. coming out in march. >> talk to us about copper? >> that is the new anti-aging sort of hot ingredient for 2013. yes, it's in pennies. the products will cost you a pretty penny, but it makes your skin -- >> you are cute. >> i try. >> i'm just now getting that. boy, that's funny. >> i try to bring out the good sound bytes for you ladies. what's great about copper is it makes your skin stronger. a lot of times it's being used for feeling. it makes your skin stronger, so
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in turn you increase collagen. then this is really great from dermochromatic for redness. copper will help. it will make your skin stronger and make you look younger. >> thank you, jen. if that's your real name. >> why socializing doesn't have to go down the drain just because you gave up drinking. >> first, this is "today" on nbc. >> we're so boring now.
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>> oh, my gosh. it's only day eight of our no wine for a month challenge, but who is really counting? anyway, if you are too taking a break from alcohol in the new year, you might be worried about having fun or feeling relaxed when are you out in certain social situations. >> whether you missed that glass of wine with dinner or your weekly girls night out, it's not just the same. no, it's not. julie has some ideas to keep you social. she's the health director of
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"ladies home journal." >> she's responsible for this challenge. >> actually we used to like her. >> you know, we love our pinot and chardonnay. there are so many legitimate reasons for giving it a rest sometimes. >> name one. >> pregnant, taking meds, having any medical procedure. i had to stop before had skin cancer surgery. it can be hard, though. >> a lot of people go to parties and things, and it does take the edge off a little. if you are uncomfortable in group settings or you are shy. >> social anxiety. i used to be really shy, believe it or not. >> even you, julie. >> you should really think about what you like about yourself when you have a couple of glasses of wine, and then practice. try to be that person and learn something from that. you know, it's like -- >> talk to your inner mirror and act it out. >> you are more likely to dance or have fun, be outgoing. try to practice that and do it without the wine. >> what if you like a glass of wine at the end of the day? you want to destress and chill?
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>> it does destress, but the only way you're going to really reduce your stress is if you face the thing that's stressing you out head on. you got to do that, but there are also other things you can do besides -- >> like what? >> besides wine. >> she thinks you can do yoga. >> oh, no. >> she thinks you can get a massage. >> do a ten-minute chair massage at the nail salon. it's really cheap. you don't have to get naked. get a pedicure or go to the movies, go for a walk. >> you talk about the fun times you have at girls night out or something. say do something different rather than go to the bar. what are some of the things? >> you want to meet at a bar, something somewhere that you can, like, dance or at least just hang. sway to the music. practice your moves, you know, without needing alcohol to do it, or go somewhere where you can do something, play games, go to the movies, get a pedicure together, go bowling. >> pedicure is the solution to everything. >> it is to me. >> they're relaxing too.
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>> you do become less tolerant of people who are boozing it up if you aren't drinking. >> are you, hoda? >> i think i am. sfroo you don't want to be preachy i feel so much better when i'm not drinking when your friends are. it's also interesting to watch them and see sometimes they're not the lovely, charming -- they're not as funny or charming as you think you are, and you kind of learn something about yourself. oh, you know, i probably could take it down a notch myself when i -- >> we still are counting our days, aren't we? >> it's not getting easier, is it? no, no. >> no. >> can't wait to see you again, jewel where i. >> coming up tomorrow, our weight loss challenge with joy bauer. we're doing something with teams. you have a team. i have a team. joy has a team. >> plus, now -- performance by the saturdays, and our girlfriends with the new husbands. this sounds very upsetting. >> what are you talking about? >> try to have a great booze day tuesday. >> go to barnes & noble tonight. >> see ha and get a book. 7:00. >> 7:30. who cares?
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>> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. good morning and thanks for being with us. >> good morning, everybody, new this morning, that highly anticipated facebook announcement has been made and now we are no longer left searching for the answer. let's bring in scott mcgrew at facebook headquarters in menlo park. you were saying all morning long you expected a search engine ame announceme announcement. >> reporter: good morning to you. it is indeed search. you are absolutely right. and i just walked out a couple of seconds ak. mark was saying something to the effect that this is the coolest thing we've ever done. now, i can't show you this, but they call it graph search. you've used facebook a million times there at home. you'll kind of get what i'm talking about. starting soon, you


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